Sunday, December 11, 2005

To Bid

In a baldfaced appeal to the stereotype that all America cares about is money, Iran has invited the United States to bid on a project to build a nuclear power plant:

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran on Sunday offered the United States a share in building a new nuclear power plant in an apparent effort to curb U.S. opposition to its atomic program.

"America can take part in international bidding for the construction of Iran's nuclear power plant if they observe the basic standards and quality," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said at a news conference.

Asefi was apparently talking about a 360-megawatt light water nuclear power plant in southwestern Iran, which the head of the country's top atomic organization announced plans to build on Saturday.

Iran also wants to produce 2,000 megawatts of electricity by building nuclear power plants with foreign help in southern Iran.

Relations between both countries have been severed since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution. Washington also imposes unilateral sanctions on Iran, preventing U.S. companies from doing business in Iran.

Yes, they have been severed. And, a fact, seeminly, little known by the American and European people is that America stopped buying oil from Iran in the mid-90's because we consider their regime belligerant and anti-human rights. France and Germany buy oil from Iran because anything goes with them. But, "it's-all-about-oil," money-hungry America does not.

Interesting, huh?

Gee, what do you think our response will be to their invitation?