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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Atoms for peace"/ US signs nuclear deal with UAE.

Even if you believe in this kind of deal, technology leakage to Iran, UAE's biggest trading partner, is pretty likely. Plus the proliferation pressure of giving Iran's Sunni rivals this equaling technology.

Is this really something you sign on the way out the door, leaving it, and the fallout, to the next administration?
The United States signed an agreement Thursday on civil nuclear cooperation with the United Arab Emirates -- the first such pact with a Middle Eastern country.....

U.S. officials said Washington is working on similar pacts with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Jordan.

("Atoms for Peace" is a reference to the Eisenhower program which led to the nuclear arsenals of Israel, India, and Pakistan. "Under the "Atoms for Peace" program thousands of scientists from around the world were educated in nuclear science and then dispatched home, where many later pursued secret weapons programs in their home country.")


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