Monday, August 16, 2010
Iran moves forward with nuclear program
This move is in defiance of international efforts to avert a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
By GARY BAUMGARTEN
Paltalk News Network
Frankly, I get awfully tired of those who claim that Iran really isn't developing nuclear weapons - don't believe it when they say they are, it is argued.
I even get nervous when "experts" say, well, Iran may be developing nuclear weapons but, heck, they are years away from getting it done.
Perhaps, now, they will finally listen. Perhaps, but I'm not holding my breath.
Ali Akbar Safehi, the head of Iran's nuclear program now says they are moving forward with their uranium enrichment program. And that they expect construction of the enrichment site to begin in March.
March. That's seven months, not years, away.
Lest one think that this is much ado about nothing, it would be well worth one's while to remember that:
a) You need to enrich uranium in order to weaponize a nuclear program
b) This move is in defiance of international efforts to avert a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
And remember, this is the first of 10 planned nuclear enrichment facilities in Iran.