Russia delivering nuclear fuel to Iran

Russia has delivered its first shipment of nuclear fuel to a reactor it is helping to build at Bushehr in Iran.

Iran seems to be scoring a diplomatic victory over the USA. US intelligence reported that Iran was still incapable of producing nuclear weapons. Now Russia has come to Iran’s side by supplying it with nuclear fuel. This will make the task of the USA to convince UN Security Council of imposing new sanctions on Iran difficult.

Now it’s Russia’s turn to make sure its nuclear fuel is used for peaceful purposes. If Iran succeeds in making nuclear weapons, a new political era will set in the Middle East. This can be advantageous to Russia as it will have a strong ally in the region to offset US dominance in the region. At the same time, it will be the chief intermediary between Iran and the USA to settle differences.

Iran getting nuclear fuel is a new chapter in its saga with the West. Time will tell who is wrong or right about Iran’s intentions. Meanwhile Iran will continue to be a key player in the Middle East by holding its opponents in suspense about its intentions while successfully manoeuvring with other parties like Venezuela , China and Russia to create a protective block in case of intense pressures from the rest of the international community.

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