Iran has long claimed that their need for nuclear research and development is all in the name of energy security and self-sufficiency. Yesterday the Iranian government imposed new fuel rationing, limiting individuals to 100 litres of fuel per month.
Consider this: Iran – one of the world’s largest oil producers – imports fuel which it then sells on to its people for 11c (US) per litre. They lack refining capacity and are finding the cost of importing and subsidising somewhat prohibitive.
Despite this they have dedicated their money to developing nuclear capacity. If they really were serious about “energy security” do you really think that Iran – a country with no uranium ore of its own – would be importing it for processing and not refining the oil that they do have?
A country like that is certainly one to be wary of.
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