Irans Nuclear Dream Finally Comes True - Iran Officially Starts Up Russian Built Bushehr Nuclear Reacor September 4th - The Same Reactor Destroyed Last Year By Israel's Stutnex Virus... What Now?? In a word, the agony of potential defeat over an important national project that dates back to before the revolutionary era (1979) and the tumults of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s (when the plant under construction was repeatedly bombed) has now been replaced with a sense of relief and the satisfaction that adversaries including the United States government failed to halt Iran's march toward nuclear power.
It was three years ago that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explicitly pressured Moscow not to complete the Bushehr power plant as long as Iran had not complied with United Nations demands to suspend controversial nuclear activities, above all uranium enrichment. Last Wednesday, ardently pro-Israel French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned of pre-emptive strikes against Iran due to missile and nuclear programs, partially exonerated by a new report by the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) on Friday that expressed increased concerns about the "possible existence in Iran of past or current undisclosed nuclear related activities".
Citing a steam of credible intelligence reports from "many member states," conceived as "extensive and comprehensive", the IAEA report set the stage for further Iran-bashing initiatives at the upcoming meeting of the agency's board of governors - on September 12, the same date slated for the official ceremony at Bushehr - that could trigger more action against Iran at the United Nations later this year. For sure, along with Moscow's final delivery of its promise to complete the Bushehr power plant, an Iranian nod to the nuclear proposal could go a long way to cementing future Russian-Iran nuclear cooperation. Better late than never, Russia has given cause for national joy in Iran and this may mean more nuclear contracts with Tehran.