Iran,  The Left

Good news for CND!

Iran has enough fissile material for a bomb:

Iran has built up a stockpile of enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb, United Nations officials acknowledged on Thursday.

In a development that comes as the Obama administration is drawing up its policy on negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear programme, UN officials said Iran had produced more nuclear material than previously thought.

They said Iran had accumulated more than one tonne of low enriched uranium hexafluoride at a facility in Natanz.

If such a quantity were further enriched it could produce more than 20kg of fissile material – enough for a bomb.

“It appears that Iran has walked right up to the threshold of having enough low enriched uranium to provide enough raw material for a single bomb,” said Peter Zimmerman, a former chief scientist of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

As Nick Cohen noted:

Last autumn [2005], naive members were stunned when Dr Seyed Adeli, the then Iranian ambassador, appeared as guest of honour at its annual conference.

Iranian dissidents, who oppose the theocracy’s drive to get the bomb, turned up to protest. CND stewards threw out the hecklers just as Labour party conference stewards had thrown out CND’s Walter Wolfgang when he heckled Jack Straw the previous month.

It doesn’t stop there. In February, Hudson demanded that Iran be left alone and expressed her ‘deepest concern’ at the news that the UK, France, Germany, the United States, Russia and China were to report the mullahs to the UN Security Council as part of the anti-nuclear proliferation treaty enforcement procedures.

What is going on? Why is CND doing everything it can to cheer on a reactionary regime that wants to go nuclear?

Will CND be able to unequivocally say this news is a bad thing?

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