Skip to comments.Obama OKs nuke deal with Vietnam (sale of nuclear fuel and technology only)
Posted on 02/24/2014 4:09:03 PM PST by Libloather
President Obama signed off Monday on a controversial civilian nuclear deal with Vietnam.
The cooperation agreement with the communist nation allows the U.S. to sell nuclear fuel and technology to its former foe. It aims to help guarantee Vietnams' energy independence as China asserts a more prominent role in the region.
I have determined that the performance of the Agreement will promote, and will not constitute an unreasonable risk to, the common defense and security, Obama wrote in a memo for the secretaries of State and Energy.
The deal aims to get Vietnam to import the fuel it needs for its reactors instead of producing it domestically. But it doesn't bar the country from conducting its own uranium enrichment, raising concerns about nuclear proliferation.
The agreement is also seen as a potential complicating factor in the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran. Iran has repeatedly accused nuclear powers, and the United States in particular, of a double standard in terms of which nations are allowed to run nuclear programs that are allegedly for civilian purposes only.
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They are paying people $100 a month in Vietnam, and they need a nuclear power plant? For what? Nobody could afford to buy electricity. Obama has to be the biggest bonehead in the world.
“Yes, President Obama, we also would like to buy some intercontinental ballistic missiles for Vietnam. We use them as paperweights.”
Awwwww....don’t like the heavy yoke of oppression? Eff ‘em. They wanted, fought for, and got Communism. Let them deal with the consequences.
We promote communism and islam.....and stamp out Christian values. Insane
This is so the Vietnamese won’t mind China annexing the Paracel Islands and Spratley Islands.
So I suppose he is all for nuclear plants in the US.
Intact for Conservatives modern Vietnam is a fellow traveller if not an ally. Vietnam is a bitter enemy of Red China which is in bed with Obama’s administration and their clique, killing American industries and jobs.
oh, well alrighty then !
” - - - - Obama signed off Monday on a controversial civilian nuclear deal with Vietnam. - - - “
Impeach Soetoro-Obama in 2014, PERIOD.
Remember back a few years when Clinton was president. Carter negotiated a deal with North Korea that, if they would give up their nuclear weapons plant, we would “gift” them a large quantity of fuel oil each year, and build them a nuclear power plant free of charge.
And we started on it. This continued until the first year of Bush’s presidency when he got wind that they had moved a mile down the road from the old weapons plant and built another one. When confronted with this, the North Koreans admitted it. So Bush stopped construction of the nuclear power plant.
So Obama isn’t the first to try and help the communists with their nuclear industry. Disturbing as it is.