I read Bibi Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, should offer a counter plan for negotiating with Iran. Since I’m not privy to the negotiations, I can only state some known facts about Iran and their military aspirations and my personal concerns!
9 nuclear power plants have been built in Iran. How many produce energy and at what cost, I have no idea. 15 more plants are proposed to go online in the next 15 years scattered around The Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea. Many of the existing plants are built on seismic fault lines. Some of Iran’s neighbors fear nuclear fall out in the event of an earthquake. Iran’s nuclear energy program was started in the 1970’s. It is said , the cost was $100 Billion. Did 9 plants cost in excess of $10 Billion each? How many of these plants produce clean nuclear energy today? Why has it taken 40 yrs to produce so little clean energy?
While looking through the IAEA reports I was unable to determine the following:
1. Have all nuclear power plants been identified?
2. Have inspections been occurring on a regular basis?
3. Has uranium enrichment continued during negotiations?
4. How much uranium has been enriched and to what level?
5. Is there a proposal to remove enriched uranium? To what site?
6. Why haven’t alternative energy solutions been proposed and implemented?
7. What are the Geo political consequences of a “nuclear weaponized ” Iran? For the record, I will state, another member into the Nuclear Club is not in the best interests of our Planet. Iran, as an armed Aggressor, is not acceptable.
I find it difficult to separate Iran’s nuclear plans from their geo political position as a player in destabilizing the Middle East. It is known that Iran supplies Hezbollah and HAMAS with ICBM’s. Iran and their proxies threaten the annihilation of the State of Israel . Yet they tell their people, the Iranian people, that they fear Israeli Bombing of their nuclear facilities. A little disingenuous?
Iranians believe Israel is out to Bomb them. They don’t hear the real story. For Iranians to hear the real story, they would have to be told that Iran funds terror groups who murder Israelis and JEWS . The Iranian people may not realize that their country is an “evil player” on the Geo Political stage? That can be rectified, if Iran truly wants to ” reform”.
If I were BiBi, I’d want to know the extent of Iran’s peaceful nuclear aspirations and the reason they won’t switch to 4 th generation Clean Nuclear Energy. The Chinese have proven thorium a safe alternative to the use of Uranium and Plutonium in Nuclear Power Plants. Thorium , also degrades over decades and leaves less problems of waste disposal. We may find, after an assessment of Iran’s energy requirements they have mismanaged their energy program. They may require international aid and advice in establishing better, cheaper and cleaner forms of alternative energy? Fuel cells, wind and solar power are also alternatives!
So I d ask Iran for the following concessions before releasing funds with the understanding that trust and cooperation occur over time. What have we achieved to date? What are our goals?
We want a lessening of terrorist activity in the region. Iran supports both Hamas and Hezollah. Is Iran willing to talk disarmament ! We’re taking about stopping the Caliphate mentality in the Middle East!
Will Iran meet with all relevant parties in the Middle East to develop a strategy of mutual cooperation and coexistence?
Is Iran ready to stop the hate dialog? Stop calling for the annihilation of Israel and targeting Jews for murder through their proxies.
Is Iran willing to to cooperate with the World and remove their enriched Uranium to a place of neutrality? Let’s clarify, the World does not object to Clean energy. The World objects to enriched uranium that can be weaponized.
I believe Iran should address Israel’s concerns and alleviate the fears of ordinary citizens in the US and Sunni Arab States. What is Iran willing to give up for a lifting of Sanctions? Money can always flow to Iran in phases.. No pun intended, but I do not believe Iran has the right to “call the shots”.
We have choices when Politics effects us! Have a great day! From my vantage point, when the Jersey skyline disappears, that’s scary!