Hey, Iran, What’s All the Plutonium For?
Posted on Nov 14, 2006
International inspectors have found unexplained plutonium and highly enriched uranium traces in an Iranian nuclear waste facility, and have asked Tehran for an explanation.
We’re guessing Ahmadinejad isn’t trying to power a time machine, like the one from “Back to the Future.”
International Atomic Energy Agency experts have found unexplained plutonium and highly enriched uranium traces in a nuclear waste facility in Iran and have asked Tehran for an explanation, an IAEA report said Tuesday.
The report, prepared for next week’s meeting of the 35-nation IAEA, also faulted Tehran for not cooperating with the agency’s attempts to investigate suspicious aspects of Iran’s nuclear program that have led to fears that it might be interested in developing nuclear arms.
And it said it could not confirm Iran’s claims that its nuclear activities are exclusively nonmilitary unless Tehran increases its openness.
Is Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stockpiling plutonium and uranium to power this 1985-era time machine? Not likely.