Imad Khadduri, Iraqi nuclear scientist
With the escalation of the American-Israeli media and diplomatic campaigns in the past few years countering the accelerating Iranian nuclear program, justified qualms, from countries adjacent to Iran as well as form military and political strategists, continue to accumulate regarding the nature the Iranian nuclear program and its ultimate intentions.
1 - Is it in Iran’s interest to constantly attract so much attention to its nuclear program by trumpeting the news at every step of the development of its centrifuge uranium enrichment process while having tried and yet failed to keep secret other suspect nuclear projects such as developing the technology for the extraction of heavy water for use in an indigenously designed and built natural uranium reactor that is capable of producing plutonium that they had embarked on in the early nineties of the last century? Or Iran’s procrastination for two years before the recent submission of a classified report to the International Atomic Energy Agency that details the casting and manufacturing of the atomic bomb’s core on the grounds that the report was given to Iran in gratuity by the Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Kader Khan and without Iran’s specific request for it, along with the purchased drawing maps of the centrifugal uranium enrichment process?
2- What is the more feasible alternative, an American-Israeli military strike against Iran’s defensive and offensive military forces followed by the destruction of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, or allowing for the hope that a nuclear armed Iran would follow in the steps of other countries that have developed a nuclear military capability and who had then adopted a mature political stance that reflected their content with achieving their ambitions and international prestige and proceeded to employ their nuclear might only as a military deterrent that serves their regional political strategies?
An attempt will be made here
to respond to these two questions and to foresee the near term consequences of
The Iranian Nuclear Program
In answering the first
question; we claim that the ferocity and intelligence of Iranian negotiating
skills have provided it with the necessary negotiating umbrella to gain enough time
for the conclusion of