Sunday, February 27, 2011
Today Iran confirmed IAEA reports that it had run into a serious setback and had to to remove all nuclear fuel from the reactor at the Bushehr power plant, which was supposed to have been fully online last summer but had been delayed by various factors until this month, when it was supposed to go fully online to coincide with Mohammed's birthday.
According to Iran's government run Iran's Fars News Agency the fuel is being removed for "technical reasons" by the Russian engineers in charge of the project.
Iran gave no reason for the unexpected fuel unloading, but the Stuxnet computer worm is known to have infected the Bushehr reactor and caused serious damage.Some analysts are suggesting that the entire core of the Bushehr plant is being replaced.
The bad news, of course is that even with this delay, the Iranians are still actively pursuing the acquisition of nuclear weapons.
The good news is that there is still a window of time to stop them.
Mullahs delenda est.