Skip to comments.UAE to US lawmaker: We have a right to enrich uranium, too (nuclear arms race begins)
Posted on 10/15/2015 11:13:57 PM PDT by Dave346
WASHINGTON (AP) Amid fears of an atomic arms race in the Middle East, a senior United Arab Emirates official has told a top U.S. lawmaker that it too might seek the right to enrich uranium that Iran has asserted under the recently signed nuclear deal.
The landmark Iran accord to curb its nuclear weapons in exchange for economic sanctions relief allows Tehran to enrich uranium. In barely noticed testimony last month, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the UAEs ambassador in Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba, had informed him in a telephone call that the country no longer felt bound by its previous nuclear agreement with the United States.
He told me, Your worst enemy has achieved this right to enrich. Its a right to enrich now that your friends are going to want, too, and we wont be the only country,' Royce said in a phone interview with The Associated Press this week, elaborating on his testimony.
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Hmm i see an opportunity there somewhere. Saudi Arabia and Iran aren’t exactly on the best of terms...
So, basically Obama thinks Tehran should have the right to enrich uranium, but US citizens should not be allowed to tote AR-15’s. Ok, makes perfect sense...got it! /sarcasm;)
no tag required.
the truth is......wilder than fiction.
In his war against America he has insured the job will be done at all costs, even at substantial costs to the world of Islam. He has empowered firstly Iran with their proxies.
Make no mistake, he is the most bitter and inhumane man in all history.
But the Obama Administration is closing down:
Centrus Energy Corp. (NYSE MKT: LEU) confirmed today that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has informed Centrus that it intends to extend its contract with the Company at a reduced level for research on the worlds most advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges.
The new contract will cover the period from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016, with the possibility for additional extensions. It excludes continued operations of Americas only operating cascade of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges in Piketon, Ohio. Funding will be reduced by approximately 60 percent to $35 million per year, and the scope of activities will be limited to development activities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
The shutdown of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant for economic reasons in 2013 left the United States
without any industrial scale domestic uranium enrichment capability for the first time since the Manhattan
Project. Restoring this capability is important to Americas national and energy security for four reasons:
Maintaining the nuclear deterrent.
Meeting the long-term fuel needs of the U.S. Navy.
Reducing the danger of nuclear proliferation.
Strengthening U.S. energy security.
Maybe he trusts Iran more than he trusts American citizens?
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