Iran have just announced that they have successfully launched their first satellite.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he hopes the launch will help the spread of monotheism, peace and justice.Oh, really, you don't say?
And the Yanks & Russkis only developed rockets to launch satellites & put men on the moon, too. The fact that you could put a nuclear warhead on the top and drop it onto virtually any point on the planet is entirely beside the point, isn't it?
A bit like the Iranian nuclear program is purely for electrical generation. Using a reactor design that is more dangerous & unstable than most civilian designs, and which is used in the rest of the world for producing weapons-grade plutonium.
According to Paul Leventhal of the Nuclear Control Institute, if Iran were to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and renounce the agreement with Russia, the Bushehr reactor could produce a quarter ton of plutonium per year, which Leventhal said was enough for at least 30 atomic bombsYup, I'll buy that.
Especially from a country whose leader's idea of 'justice' is 'wiping Israel off the map'...