Firstly, the reactor the Russians sold the Iranians is a light water reactor, exactly the same type the US gave to North Korea. That is why the article applies.
Secondly, the US and the EU
have BOTH agreed Iran can have the light water reactor, but enriching the fuel is the problem. Indeed, the EU even agreed as an incentive to give the Iranians another light water reactor if they would agree to dismantle the heavy water reactor at Arak.
Thirdly, the US has accepted the proposal that Iran can have the light water reactor if the fuel is enriched in Russia.
Fourthly, with respect, I believe the US government over someone who obviously has not researched the subject, and doesn't have a clue what he is discussing.
Finally, Russia is not an ally of Iran or the US. The issue with Russia is money.
Iran President ridicules European Nuclear Offer
The European powers are currently drawing up a package of trade and technological incentives they hope will coax Iran into voluntarily curbing its atomic ambitions.
Under the draft deal, Russia would enrich uranium on Iran's behalf, diplomats say.
The offer -- which could include helping Iran acquire a light-water nuclear reactor -- was to have been reviewed Friday in London by the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany, but this meeting has been postponed.
BTW, the US approved the European offer.
posted on 10/03/2006 8:04:00 PM PDT
(Jesus on Immigration, John 10:1)
And the US government considers Bushehr in its current situation a threat, so you should too. Mainly as it is Russian constructed, as indicated above. Russia is an ally or friend of Iran, the have numerous agreements, and Russian supports Iran, financially, politically and militarily. Russia is pro-Iran, not neutral.
But I was not even talking about Bushehr, you brought that up. I simply pointed out Russia is supporting Iran's nuclear program, you only talk only about it, not the other issues. Russia's nuclear aid to Iran includes, BUT its not at all limited too, Bushehr. And my article, which you failed to refute, showed the dangers of Bushehr in the current situation.
posted on 10/03/2006 8:28:40 PM PDT
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