Another major debacle on the way.
The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization confirmed for the first time on Friday that Iran was building a “semi-industrial enrichment fuel facility,” designed to produce nuclear fuel that it had not previously announced to international authorities, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
The announcement came hours after President Obama and leaders of Britain and France accused Iran on Friday of building a secret underground plant to manufacture nuclear fuel, saying the country has hidden the covert operation from international weapons inspectors for years.
But who cares eh? Obama doesn’t mind if Iran gets some nuclear power to go along with their oil….they wouldn’t do anything nefarious:
President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations are peaceful.
In a BBC interview broadcast Tuesday, Obama also restated plans to pursue direct diplomacy with Tehran to encourage it to set aside any ambitions for nuclear weapons it might harbor.
He said this back in June. Do you think it would be a debacle if Obama has known that the Iranians have been keeping a secret nuclear facility and STILL said this?
White House officials said Western intelligence agencies have been tracking the facility for years. Obama said officials from the United States, France and Britain briefed the IAEA in Vienna on Thursday on what they knew about the facility. The three heads of state decided to publicly disclose the existence of the facility after learning that Iran had become aware the site was no longer a secret.
Iran’s report of the facility’s existence—and Obama’s plans to accuse Tehran of hiding it—were first reported Friday by the New York Times.
From The Corner:
Per Tweet Tracker, @markknoller US officials say Obama first told of Iran secret nuclear plant during the transition — as President-elect.
So let me get this straight. Obama changed our country’s philosophy on Iran when he came into office. He did nothing to support the uprising and said it’s all a-ok for Iran to want nuclear power. We can trust them.
But HE KNEW they could not be trusted and still set on this course.
That is a major debacle.