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TEHRAN -- Tourists visiting Iran might be able to add an unusual stop-off on their itinerary - a trip to one of the Islamic republic's nuclear sites at the center of a standoff with the international community.
The state news agency IRNA reported Wednesday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has given permission for tourists to visit nuclear sites as proof that Iran's atomic activities are peaceful.
"Foreign tourists can visit Iranian nuclear sites, after Dr. Ahmadinejad issued an authorization ordering this organization to study ways to do so," the head of Iran's Tourism and Cultural Heritage Organization Esfandyar Rahim Mashaii said. "This authorization has been issued since the Iranian nuclear activities are peaceful," he told the agency.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I usually enjoy your posts mehran, but unfortunately your way off the mark here.
simply because the iranian governemnt is going to open minor sections of its facilities, obvioiusly RESTRICTING the sensitive area's, this in NO way shows irans desire for a PEACEFUL nuclear programme.
If they wont let the UN investigate EVERYTHING, what makes u think they'll just open it up to anyone?
Obviously the sections open will be staged area's showing a peaceful programme, knowing full well that the US, israel and alot of other nations will be sending in spies to investigate these structures, and being shown nothign but propoganda suggesting a peaceful programme, it will simply give nothing but more fuel to the gullable publics opinion of a peaceful programme.
No, these plants being opened to tourists in my mind is simply to try and move the west away from surgical strikes.
Cant be attacking tourist sites now can we?
Originally posted by djohnsto77
The U.S. also provides tours of the site of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon:
Does that mean the Manhattan Project was a peaceful project?
Originally posted by BitRaiser
My point being that Tourists hardly make qualified inspectors.