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Iran's official news agency says the country's first nuclear power plant will begin preliminary phase operation on Wednesday after a series of delays.
The Sunday report by the IRNA agency says "pilot stage operation" of the power plant will start on Wednesday during a visit by the head of Russia's state Rosatom Atomic Corporation, Sergey Kiriyenko.
Originally posted by yellowcard
I highly doubt that Israel will act without American approval, but since the U.S. economy is in shambled, another war would be a perfect distraction, and "economic stimulus." As for "good for them they now have clean energy"...they have a desert...with wind...and sun....they obviously have ulterior motives in obtaining a nuclear facility.
[edit on 22-2-2009 by yellowcard]
Originally posted by paul76
Why would Israel or the Americans bomb the reactor now when it's just about operational? They've known about the project for more than a decade. They've had ample time to bomb the crap out of their nuclear projects whilst they were still in there infancy. Bombing that plant now would cause more problems than it solved.
Another thing, why do people keep badgering on about Israel bombing Iran every time they cough, sneeze or fart? I've been saying for ages that an attack on Iran is unlikely. We all know that the Americans and the Israel's don't hesitate when it comes to war and conflict.
You have to ask yourself, why have they held back for so long? What stops them attacking Iran?
[edit on 22-2-2009 by paul76]