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NEWS: Iran Invites U.S Firms To Bid On Its Nuke Power Construction

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posted on Dec, 11 2005 @ 06:30 AM
The Iranian government has extended an invitation to American firms to bid for contracts to build several nuclear power plants in Iran. The move is designed to offset American opposition to the Iranian governments plans for nuclear power. The United States currently enforces unilateral sanctions on Iran and prevents American firms from doing business with the Islamic Republic.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran on Sunday offered the United States a share in building a new nuclear power plant in an apparent effort to curb U.S. opposition to its atomic program.

"America can take part in international bidding for the construction of Iran's nuclear power plant if they observe the basic standards and quality," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said at a news conference.

Asefi was apparently talking about a 360-megawatt light water nuclear power plant in southwestern Iran, which the head of the country's top atomic organization announced plans to build on Saturday.

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Not a bad manouver really. If the Americans win the tender they can be assured the powerplants are designed for nuclear power production. Indeed the first nuclear power plant offered to the Americans to tender is a Light Water reactor. LWR are not compatible with nuclear weapons grade fuel production.

I assume the American response will be to ignore the offer. Although Asefi is appealing to probably the only consistant Bush administration aim, making themselves some money.

posted on Dec, 11 2005 @ 11:44 PM
Das es goot foh zee Germans.
If US doesn't take the oppurtunity the Germans will.

posted on Dec, 12 2005 @ 01:09 PM
It is a very smart move. Because if they go that route and Israel attacks the facilities then it would be a deliberate act of terrorism by Israel. The U.S. of course would veto any sanctions the U.N. might impose against Israel for the terrorist attack but at least the world including the American people would see them for what they really are. Peacekeepers in the region can't put out the fire if you have someone like Israel constantly stirring up the coals.

posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 07:48 AM
It'll also remove doubt from the nuclear programme and inspections would be moot because the United States would be building them, let alone inspecting them.

Yet no word on this from the White House? I'd ignore something as clever as that and hope it goes away on its own as well

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