Iran Nuclear Intentions Revealed

Saturday news reports indicate Iran is opening a heavy-water production plant.

Though President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insists he wants nuclear power purely for peaceful purposes, the only nuclear power plants close to operation in Iran are the two Russian-built reactors in Bushehr on the Persian Gulf coast.

Both are light-water, not heavy-water, reactors; and they produce far less bomb-grade nuclear waste.

Heavy-water reactors are preferable for bomb research and production.

So, why is Iran building any heavy-water plants and why have they begun construction on a heavy-water reactor (in addition to the light- water reactors in Bushehr) if all they are building are nuclear power facilties?

It is yet another indication that Iran's nuclear research goes beyond civilian power needs.

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