Saturday, August 21, 2010

U.S. Parses Bushehr Startup

Haaretz reported:

The United States does not see the fueling of Iran's first nuclear power plant in Bushehr as a “proliferation risk," State Department spokesman Darby Holladay said Saturday.

“We recognize that the Bushehr reactor is designed to provide civilian nuclear power and do not view it as a proliferation risk,” Holladay said, adding that “It will be under IAEA safeguards and Russia is providing the fuel and talking back the spit nuclear fuel, which would be the principal source of proliferation concerns."
Is it now under IAEA safeguards?

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said they would not allow Iran to go nuclear. I guess it depends on what nuclear means. At least it's no longer nukular.

Update: Prof. Gary Milhollin said "Administration's assumption incorrect. Iranian's have enough uranium for three bombs and have started enriching at high level."