May 03, 2005

Information does not travel vertically

Did someone not get Bush the memo on nuclear proliferation?

The United States pressed the conference taking stock of the 1970 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to ensure Tehran and Pyongyang were denied peaceful nuclear energy benefits because they had violated the pact.

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The United States and other countries accuse Iran of a covert 18-year effort to develop nuclear arms under the guise of NPT membership. Tehran says the programs are aimed at producing domestic electric power.

But I thought Bush shrugged this off...

And what the Iranians have said was, don't we deserve to have a nuclear power industry just like you do? I've kind of wondered why they need one since they've got all the oil, but nevertheless, others in the world say, well, maybe that's their right to have their own civilian nuclear power industry. And what Russia has said: Fine, we'll provide you the uranium, we'll enrich it for you and provide it to you, and then we'll collect it. And I appreciate that gesture. I think it's -- so I think Vladimir was trying to help there. I know Vladimir Putin understands the dangers of a Iran with a nuclear weapon. And most of the world understands that, as well.
Posted by kerry at May 3, 2005 02:57 AM | TrackBack
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