Zapatero: in favor of the Iranian nuclear energy
HT: Elder of Ziyon.The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero here Thursday stressed Iran's right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Addressing a joint press conference, Annan and Zapatero said negotiation is the best solution to Iran's nuclear case.
It is quite right that Iran reminds the world of its right to access to peaceful nuclear energy, said Annan adding Tehran should fulfill its commitments within the regulations of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
He praised efforts made by Iran and the European states to resume talks and settle Tehran's nuclear case, encouraging the sides to boost the move.
Well, the good thing here, is that Zapatero's party, the Socialists are totally oppposed to Spain using nuclear plants to produce electricity. What is more, the Socialists' program included a proposition to "dispense with nuclear energy":
The substitution of the 9 nuclear reactors for renewable energies (7.900 W) that are functioning just now would cost between € 15.000 and 20.000 millions, depending on the chosen alternative. To this quantity, we should add the consequences in jobs, because the definitive shut will forze the sacking of 20.000 wordkers; the economic impact in zones where the nuclear plants are sited; and the lose of fiscal benefits for the municipalities. And lastly, the high cost of the dimantlement of the nuclear plants that would be shut.
If they have a better and cheaper energy, don't they believe the greedy businessmen that are only searching for increasing their benefits would have begun to use it, without any need to force them?
Cross-posted at the Anti-Jihad Pundit.