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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Russia delivered first fuel to Iran

(see LA Times story)

After years of delay, Russia announced Monday that it had delivered its
first shipment of nuclear fuel to a reactor in southern Iran, a move Washington
had long tried to delay to pressure Tehran not to pursue its own enrichment

Seems like this step will make much noise both in mass media and nuclear circles. However, this shipment only means that Iran will be able to launch the plant within 6 months as planned.
One can spend a lot of time wandering for all the reasons US has to block the nuclear activities in Iran, and in most cases it sounds pretty much the same as finding bacteriological weapons in Iraq several years ago. In other words, a reason for certain statements and certain actions.

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