It’s important to distinguish what is actually happening in Iran from the nonsense fed us by America’s Iran bashers lest we find ourselves in a repeat of the war in Iraq – seeking imaginary weapons of mass destruction.
“Iran is trying to reduce its weapons-usable stockpile,” according to one of our country’s nuclear experts. If true, that’s very important to understand.
That conclusion came from Robert Kelley who spent over 35 years working in the US Department of Energy nuclear weapons complex, including Los Alamos. He worked in research, engineering and information analysis, managed the centrifuge and plutonium metallurgy programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and was Director of the Department of Energy Remote Sensing Laboratory, responsible for US emergency nuclear response. Sent by USDOE to the IAEA, he twice served as a Director of the nuclear inspections in Iraq.
Here is Kelley’s analysis:
20% enriched UF6 is in a form suitable for further enrichment to weapons levels.
Once it is converted into uranium metal it is no longer suitable for enrichment
The metal is to be converted to a uranium compound that is even less suitable for enrichment for weapons.
This is legitimate research reactor fuel.
So Iran is voluntarily removing low enriched uranium from the stockpile that could be converted to weapons.
They are moving away from weapons!
They are doing exactly the right thing for nonproliferation, removing potential weapons material from the inventory.
They need support and congratulations. They must be truly baffled to see that the Americans don’t get it that they are doing the right thing!!!
Don’t let self-proclaimed experts fabricate “facts” to lead us into another war.