Friday, January 27, 2012

NPR--U.N. Atomic Agency to Visit Iran for New Probe

National Public Radio once again tonight in a story about Iran's nuclear program trotted out Leonard Spector to provide evidence that Iran is creating a nuclear weapon.

I debated him on line late last year. I repeat the link to that debate in which I counter his questionable evidence.

More at The Real News

There is no evidence that Iran has a nuclear weapons program. The IAEA knows this, and is unwilling to reveal the source of their "evidence" leading to "suspicions" about Iran's activities. Until they do, Iran has little ability to answer the charges. 

Bill Beeman

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another lie from Beeman: Japan is working on a nulear weapon program:
Nevertheless Japan is not threatening the neighborhood nor is Brazil,
The same cannot be said of Iran. Israel is not the only country in the neighborhood that is concerned. Saudi Arabia is also fearful as are the Gulf States.
Beeman is absolutely blind to the distinction here.
As for the argument that Iran needs the 20% enriched Uranium for medical isotope production, the Iranians admit they are producing more enriched Uranium than they need for this purpose:
"The head of Iran’s atomic energy agency, Fereydoon Abbasi, spoke about the transfer in general terms on Monday to an official Iranian news service. He boasted that his country would produce the fuel in much larger quantities than it needs for a small research reactor in Tehran that produces medical isotopes.

The fact that Iran is declaring that its production will exceed its needs has reinforced the suspicions of many American and European intelligence officials that Iran plans to use the fuel to build weapons or to train Iranian scientists to produce bomb-grade fuel."
Beeman asks why is the evidence arousing the IEAE's suspicion of weaponisation on the part of Iran not presented? The answer is obvious. It would lead to arrests and executions.
Spector properly has pointed out the significance of the other aspects of weaponisation that have gone on and are still going on in Iran. Beeman has no answers for this other than the non-answer that other countries are doing this.