Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Iran to share nuclear technology?

Looks like Iran found a new bargaining chip....

Iran 'could share nuclear skills'

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said his country is ready to share its nuclear technology with other nations.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the offer during a meeting with visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice condemned the comments.

Earlier, Iran's top nuclear negotiator threatened to suspend co-operation with the UN's nuclear watchdog if Teheran faced sanctions over its nuclear work.

The UN Security Council has set a deadline of 28 April for Iran to freeze its programme of uranium enrichment, which has been the focus of concerns that Iran could acquire nuclear weapons.

The US is trying to rally support from the Security Council for tougher action against Iran, including sanctions - a move currently being resisted by Russia and China.

In his meeting with Mr Bashir, Ayatollah Khamenei said Iranian scientists' nuclear capability was "one example of the numerous scientific movements in the country".

"The Islamic Republic is ready to transfer this experience and the technology and knowledge of its scientists," the leader was quoted as saying.

In return, the Sudanese president praised Iran's enrichment of uranium as a great victory for the Islamic world.


You can see where this is going. Iran shares with Sudan, Sudan threatens to share with Oh say Syria whenever it feels threatened Syria threatens to share with etc etc etc ad nauseum

It'll be interesting to see how the USA, the EU, and the UN keeps the nuclear cat in the bag. The last thing we need is every middle eastern country having its own private unregulated nuclear program.


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