Iran simply can’t win as far as the Obama Administration is concerned. After years of railing at Iran for having a civilian uranium enrichment program, US officials are now saying Iran’s plan to build a nuclear reactor that uses unenriched uranium is “deeply troubling.”
The Arak Plant is aimed at eventually replacing the US-built Tehran Research Reactor (TRR). The TRR is an aging plant that runs on 20 percent enriched uranium fuel rods, and provides medical isotopes for the entire nation.
Arak would replace that and solve Iran’s difficulties with acquiring fuel rods by allowing the plant to run off of unenriched uranium, provided at domestic uranium mines.
The US says this is unacceptable as well because the by-products of the reactor, if put through a whole additional set of extra reprocessing that Iran isn’t even attempting, could conceivably produce small amounts of plutonium. The entire argument is so disingenuous, however, that it lends credence to Iranian claims that the US is never going to be happy no matter what they do.
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" it lends credence to Iranian claims that the US is never going to be happy no matter what they do."
You don't say! Regime change is the name of the game, just as in Iraq.
"US is deeply concerned about new Iranian civilian reactor"? But I guess everything is OK concerning reports of Israeli's stockpile of nukes now reaching 600.
Gotta keep things in perspective, now, Don't We?
The phrase "the US is deeply concerned" now carries about as much weight as my 5 year old nephew having a tantrum when he is not allowed to load the grocery cart with cookies at the supermarket.
Finally got it 100% right.
Far as I know, harvesting plutonium would also be within their rights. And it should be burned … or else installed in warheads in order to stabilize-the-region Usrael style. But Iran would rather not bother with the latter.
Pretty nauseating that the worlds leading invaders and murderers adopt this rhetoric towards their prey. I for one am deeply-disappointed… er –but, unfortunately-not-surprised.
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