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So why is Iran going the legitimate route under the watchful eye of others?
Originally posted by LevelHeaded
Assuming they are working on building a nuclear weapon, could they be trying to do it to show the world they can? Would this accomplishment give them more "clout" on the world stage by joining the select few countries which have demonstrated the technical know-how of building and detonating a nuclear device?
Originally posted by Tardacus
The first thing that always comes to my mind when they say they just want it for nuclear energy is, do they even use so much electric that they need nuclear generators?
they have a lot of oil reserves, they could run diesel generators 24/7 365 days a year and it won`t cost them anything and wont put a dent in their oil reserves.
Do they use so much electricity that they can`t pump enough oil the oil fast enough or buy enough diesel generators to keep up with demand for electric?
I don`t believe that they use enough electric to have a need for nuclear powered electric generators.edit on 18-9-2012 by Tardacus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by VictorVonDoom
Why spend Billions on Nuclear plants in an Earth quake prone country and not build oil refineries? Then they can export not just oil but also refined products?