21st Century Wire says…
The reactionary Israeli militant right received a wonderful pretext for a new tantrum this week, as Russia announced plans to help Iran build up to 8 nuclear reactors.
This latest deal is designed to stimulate economic activity in the BRICS economic zone and also includes two desalination plants, with Russia trading its expertise in exchange for oil.
Hope to enforce Washington-led sanctions as a weapon to dominate the geopolitical theatre, the US State Department is currently “deciding” whether or not Russia’s offer violates “international” (US, UK, Israeli sponsored) sanctions against Iran. Predictably, “Oil-for-goods” sales between Iran and international parties have been condemned by the United States.
Meanwhile, the Israeli hard right are fuming, if not foaming at the mouth, and will no doubt be pressuring Washington DC to, ‘do something about this! We have a right to exist! We will defend ourselves’ (from what, we’re not totally sure of).
Indeed, as Israel becomes more and more irrelevant in term of US and European long-term geopolitical aims, the war cries from radicals like Bibi Netanyahu get more and more ferocious.
Putin had already announced this deal back in 2013, but it received little fanfare at the time because Russia was riding the wave of heroism after ruining Washington, Tel Aviv, and London’s big plans to start an unnecessary war with Syria
This latest development will no doubt shape US politics by empowering the new reemergence of the anti-Russian/pro-Israeli, Neoconservative foreign policy movement currently beginning led by the likes of Robert Kagan who heads the Neocon think thank head, Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) and his wife Victoria Nuland, and with full support from Hillary Clinton and others – as AIPAC angles to put its own President in the White House in 2016. This cabal in Washington is pushing for wars with both Iran and Russia, so this latest announcement form Moscow will act an excit-o-toxin for warmongers and Zionists alike.
More from the Israeli press…
Moscow and Tehran may sign intergovernmental deal this year for construction of 4-8 new reactors, including two more at the Bushehr power plant where Russia formerly built the Islamic Republic’s only operating nuclear reactor.
Russia mulling deal to build up to 8 nuclear reactors for Iran
MOSCOW – Russia plans to sign a contract with Iran this year to build two more nuclear reactors at its Bushehr power plant as part of a broader deal for up to eight reactors in the Islamic state, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters on Thursday.
It was not immediately clear how this might affect six global powers’ talks with Iran addressing disputed aspects of its nuclear program. Iran has resisted demands for cuts in its uranium enrichment capacity, pointing to plans for a future network of nuclear power stations.
Western powers want any lasting agreement with Iran to put to rest suspicions that it could develop nuclear weapons-making ability through enrichment. Iran denies any such intent.
The talks ended last week with little progress; they are to resume in Vienna in June.
Russia, one of the six powers, built Iran’s only operating nuclear power reactor, at Bushehr.
“Russia and Iran may sign an intergovernmental agreement this year on building from four to eight nuclear reactors, and, under the deal, the contract for the construction of the first two reactors as additions to Bushehr,” the source said.
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said earlier it was in talks with Iran on the potential construction of more reactors there but revealed no details. Rosatom officials could not immediately be reached for comment on Thursday.
Longstanding Western fears that the Bushehr project could yield spent fuel of use in nuclear weapons – something it denies it is seeking to do – receded after Iran promised to send the material back to Russia…
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