Appeasement: Tehran may have poured concrete into one nuclear reactor, but under Obama's deal the terror state is building four others. The president has advanced, not contained, Iran's atomic program.
There was a lot of big talk in 2013 when President Obama announced that the U.S. would be negotiating with Iran. "Iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear program that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon," Obama assured Americans. And the talks would seek "fully verifiable agreements that make Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons impossible."
In his State of the Union address last week, the president claimed his deal had succeeded in its goal to "prevent a nuclear-armed Iran" and that "Iran has rolled back its nuclear program."
Listen to the Iranians, however, and what you hear is the opposite. Former Iran President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, it was reported Monday, cited "achievements at the Amirkabir University of Technology and Islamic Azad University in nuclear fusion sphere," and said, "It is expected that the first fusion-based nuclear reactor will be constructed soon." Both institutions are in Tehran.
|Former Iran President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani|
Five-and-a-half years ago, Iran claimed it was enlisting 100 nuclear experts and set the year 2020 as the goal for building the world's first fusion reactor. While a historic fusion energy breakthrough is unlikely, the announcement on Tuesday from Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) chief Ali Akbar Salehi was something else again.
"Construction of two 1,000-megawatt power plants will start soon," Salehi said, as Iran's Fars News Agency reported. Salehi added, "We will build two other small power plants too in cooperation with China." Last month, the AEOI had announced joint construction with Russia of the larger two plants, "as soon as possible after the New Year holidays."Read the rest of the story HERE.
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