US: Iran's Bushehr reactor not a proliferation risk

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 21, 2010 18:29

The US sees no danger of nuclear weapons proliferation from Iran's first nuclear power plant in Bushehr at which began fueling operations on Saturday, the US State Department said according to an AFP report.

“We recognize that the Bushehr reactor is designed to provide civilian nuclear power and do not view it as a proliferation risk,” State Department spokesman Darby Holladay told AFP on Saturday.

Holladay added that if Iran's nuclear activities are meant for peaceful purposes, as Teheran has claimed, than the new Bushehr fuel reactor would eliminate Iran's need to continue enriching uranium.


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