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    Russia may build eight nuclear reactors for Iran



    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to sign a contract with Iran this year to build two more nuclear reactors at its Bushehr power plant as part of a broader deal for up to eight reactors in the Islamic state, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters on Thursday.
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    It was not immediately clear how this might affect six global powers' talks with Iran addressing disputed aspects of its nuclear program. Iran has resisted demands for cuts in its uranium enrichment capacity, pointing to plans for a future network of nuclear power stations.

    Western powers want any lasting agreement with Iran to put to rest suspicions that it could develop nuclear weapons-making ability through enrichment. Iran denies any such intent.

    The talks ended last week with little progress; they are to resume in Vienna in June.

    Russia, one of the six powers, built Iran's only operating nuclear power reactor, at Bushehr.

    "Russia and Iran may sign an intergovernmental agreement this year on building from four to eight nuclear reactors, and, under the deal, the contract for the construction of the first two reactors as additions to Bushehr," the source said.


    Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said earlier it was in talks with Iran on the potential construction of more reactors there but revealed no details. Rosatom officials could not immediately be reached for comment on Thursday.

    Longstanding Western fears that the Bushehr project could yield spent fuel of use in nuclear weapons - something it denies it is seeking to do - receded after Iran promised to send the material back to Russia.

    Moscow voted for four rounds of U.N. Security Council sanctions against Iran over its contested nuclear activity but has sharply criticized additional measures imposed by the United States and European Union, calling them a hindrance to diplomacy in search of a permanent settlement with Tehran.
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    & an American Company started Iran's first back in the 70's

    But don't tell the Sheep that, they will get very confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vita3 View Post
    & an American Company started Iran's first back in the 70's

    But don't tell the Sheep that, they will get very confused.
    That's not true. It was Siemens, a German company.

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    Good for them. Maybe if our govt weren't such hypocritical douches an American company could have gotten the contract.

    Article IV: 1. Nothing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination and in conformity with Articles I and II of this Treaty.

    2. All the Parties to the Treaty undertake to facilitate, and have the right to participate in, the fullest possible exchange of equipment, materials and scientific and technological information for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Parties to the Treaty in a position to do so shall also co-operate in contributing alone or together with other States or international organizations to the further development of the applications of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, especially in the territories of non-nuclear-weapon States Party to the Treaty, with due consideration for the needs of the developing areas of the world.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear...y#Key_articles

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    Ready to go in just 20 years... those things take a while to build.
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    Siemens was involved in the 70's, American companies started before that. Look it up

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    Even before the sanctions, Iran relied on oil exports for their government revenues and for a significant portion of their economy. But their domestic consumption was reaching their own domestic production so they need to free up more oil by seeking other energy sources. That is why nuclear energy is so important to them (and why I think they were not necessarily totally focused on getting nuclear weapons- that was a side use).

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    Control the oil & gas, control the economy, control the region, control the world... Half the world's NATGAS reserves are held between Russia and Iran.

    I thought Halliburton sold nuclear reactor supporting equipment to Iran under the cloak of crude oil gear/refinery parts? You know Dick Cheney's boys.

    oldie but goodie... Ad by US utility association/Public Gas & Electric companies.

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    With the neoconservatives dominating foreign policy, it wouldn't be a surprise if Russia gave Iran nuclear missiles. The neocons long for their glory days. Thanks neocons, for bringing back the Cold War.
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    Yep, I'd sure want the Chernobyl folks building eight nuclear reactors in my country. You betcha!
    Last edited by Ronin Truth; 05-23-2014 at 02:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin Truth View Post
    Yep, I'd sure want the Chernobyl folks building eight nuclear reactors in my country. You betcha!
    You prefer GE/Fukushima?
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Pharma-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul

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    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin Truth View Post
    Yep, I'd sure want the Chernobyl folks building eight nuclear reactors in my country. You betcha!
    Well that's an ignorant comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eduardo89 View Post
    Well that's an ignorant comment.
    You know what SARCASM is, right?
    1776 > 1984

    The FAILURE of the United States Government to operate and maintain an
    Honest Money System , which frees the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, is the single largest contributing factor to the World's current Economic Crisis.

    The Elimination of Privacy is the Architecture of Genocide

    Belief, Money, and Violence are the three ways all people are controlled

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Our central bank is not privately owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eduardo89 View Post
    Well that's an ignorant comment.
    Unlike your's.



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