Monday, October 04, 2004


Kerry Wants To Give Iran Nuclear Fuel - Iran Does Not Want IT

Iran dismisses Kerry's nuclear proposal - Kerry and Edwards suggested it would be a good idea to give Iran nuclear fuel for their power plant reactors in exchange for full cooperation with weapons inspectors and for dismantling their nuclear weapons. Not only is that just the worst idea I have ever heard (imagine all the Iraq appeasement leading up to the war while at the same time supplying them with nuclear fuel) but now Iran says they don't even want our help. Why should they, apparently they already have the fuel and the means to do whatever they want with the nuclear material.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said that it would be "irrational" for Iran to jeopardize its nukes program by depending on supplies from abroad.

"We have the technology (to make nuclear fuel) and there is no need for us to beg from others," Asefi said at a weekly news conference.

“This suggestion is good for countries that do not have this technology, but we do not need their generosity and help." He added.

Additionally, Iran had this to say about Kerry's idea of a coalition to persuade Iran to disarm and de-nukify

In his debate with Bush, Kerry said that the United States should have joined a British-French-German diplomatic initiative that aimed at convincing Iran to halt activities related to the enrichment of uranium.

Asefi also said that Iran could not trust any agreement with the West to supply it with reactor fuel.

So, John, not only does Iran not want your "generosity" but they don't trust any coalition from the west, no matter how much support it has from your best friends - France and Germany. It seems clear to me (and to Iran) a "give Iran nuclear fuel so that they won't make nuclear weapons" is ludicrous.

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