Any Military Action Against Iran Will Have Negative Consequences For


15.02.2010 21:12 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ A military strike on Iran would be a big mistake;
the problems linked to Iran’s nuclear program must be resolved only
by diplomatic means, Vladimir Nazarov, deputy secretary of Russia’s
Security Council, told Interfax news agency in an interview.

"Any military action against Iran will explode the situation, will
have extremely negative consequences for the entire world, including
for Russia, which is a neighbor of Iran," he said.

The nuclear program of Iran was launched in the 1950s with the help
of the United States as part of the Atoms for Peace program. The
support, encouragement and participation of the United States and
Western European governments in Iran’s nuclear program continued
until the 1979 Iranian Revolution that toppled the Shah of Iran.

After the 1979 revolution, the Iranian government temporarily
disbanded elements of the program, and then revived it with less
Western assistance than during the pre-revolution era. Iran’s nuclear
program has included several research sites, a uranium mine, a nuclear
reactor, and uranium processing facilities that include three known
uranium enrichment plants.

Iran’s first nuclear power plant, Bushehr I, was expected to be
operational in 2009. There are no current plans to complete the
Bushehr II reactor, although the construction of 19 nuclear power
plants is envisaged. Iran has announced that it is working on a new
360 MWe nuclear power plant to be located in Darkhovin. Iran has also
indicated that it will seek more medium-sized nuclear power plants
and uranium mines for the future.

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