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The U.S.-Iran Standoff Can Only End When the U.S. Accepts Iran’s Right to Have a Nuclear Energy Program

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/23/us-iran-standoff-can-only-end-when-us-accepts-irans-right-have-nuclear-energy

Nuclear energy is and always has been an expensive inefficient front for nuclear weapons.

Even so, Iran should have nuclear weapons if other surrounding countries have nuclear weapons.

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In what way?

Provides plutonium.

Weapons-grade plutonium, which is the kind used in bombs, is produced in production reactors. Power reactors produce reactor-grade plutonium, which is not used in bombs.