In an interview with BBC Persian TV about his arch enemy, Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that Iran only needs to enrich uranium if it wants to use it in a nuclear weapon. Well, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, the Netherlands, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, all are enriching uranium, most of them for peaceful purposes. Most of them are members of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which both are supposed to endorse the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Israel is not a member of the NPT, but the IAEA. It has probably up to 400 nuclear warheads but would never admit. Mordechai Vanunu had revealed that it enriches, in its Dimona reactor uranium. For its nukes, not for peaceful purposes.
Iran has claimed time and again that it enriches uranium, as so many other countries, for peaceful purposes. It might have had a nuclear weapons program a decade ago (some time before it started enriching uranium in 2006) but, according to the assessment of all U.S. intelligence agencies, that program had been halted in 2003.
A perceived pariah states since its Islamic revolution, Iran seeks independence. Understandably, in the presence of decades of sanctions which are supposed to ruin its economy with the ultimate aim of regime change.
What Netanyahu said about Iran’s new president and jeans and western music in the Iranian society, well, it fits his misleading and laughable statements about Iran’s nuclear program.
7 October 2013 @ 6:10 pm.
Last modified October 7, 2013.