Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Why the Iranian deal with Turkey and Brazil is and should be welcome

Though the US has announced new multinational sanctions against Iran, which I also welcome given the lack of transparency in Iran, that is a separate matter from the Iran-Turkey-Brazil (ITB) deal.

Under the ITB agreement, Tehran will ship 1,200 kilos (just over half of its supposed uranium stockpile) to Turkey, where it will be enriched under internationally-transparent arrangements to the level necessary for use in radiation therapy and other medical applications.

Iran usually touts, as an explanation for the huge amount of uranium enrichment it carries out, the need for such nuclear medical and other “peaceful research”.

However, if all of Iran's intentions were peaceful, why would it so fiercely resist international inspection? Sphere: Related Content

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