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Iran Worried U.S. Might Be Building 8,500th Nuclear Weapon

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Amidst mounting geopolitical tensions, Iranian officials said Wednesday they were increasingly concerned about the United States of America's uranium-enrichment program, fearing the Western nation may soon be capable of producing its 8,500th nuclear weapon. "Our intelligence estimates indicate that, if it is allowed to progress with its aggressive nuclear program, the United States may soon possess its 8,500th atomic weapon capable of reaching Iran," said Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Sa

Amidst mounting geopolitical tensions, Iranian officials said Wednesday they were increasingly concerned about the United States of America's uranium-enrichment program, fearing the Western nation may soon be capable of producing its 8,500th nuclear weapon. "Our intelligence estimates indicate that, if it is allowed to progress with its aggressive nuclear program, the United States may soon possess its 8,500th atomic weapon capable of reaching Iran," said Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi, adding that Americans have the fuel, the facilities, and "everything they need" to manufacture even more weapons-grade fissile material. "Obviously, the prospect of this happening is very distressing to Iran and all countries like Iran. After all, the United States is a volatile nation that's proven it needs little provocation to attack anyone anywhere in the world whom it perceives to be a threat." Iranian intelligence experts also warned of the very real, and very frightening, possibility of the U.S. providing weapons and resources to a rogue third-party state such as Israel.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/iran-worried-us-might-be-building-8500th-nuclear-w,27325/

7 comments

The problem with writing satire these days (1)

rk (6314) | more than 2 years ago | (#39009237)

Is that distinguishing it from reality gets progressively harder.

Re:The problem with writing satire these days (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 2 years ago | (#39011525)

For years, I have insisted that The Onion is only actual factual reporting of the meaning of current events and circumstances - with the bullshit, predjudice and spin pulled away.

When it is funny at all, it is because of the immediate recognition. Like seeing the King, nude.

Re:The problem with writing satire these days (1)

rk (6314) | more than 2 years ago | (#39012883)

Actually, the best article I saw post 9/11 about the motives and origins of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism was in the Onion. It talked about the writings of Sayyid Qtub, the origins of Wahabbism, and the support given to them by the west when some of these same parties when they were fighting the Soviet Union. It was nuanced, insightful and thought provoking.

What made it riotously funny was the title [theonion.com].

thanks (1)

poena.dare (306891) | more than 2 years ago | (#39009295)

saw the headline in my feed and it made me chuckle. Figures it was from the onion.

Saw a graphic a few days ago about how many US bases surround Iran... Now it occurs to me that IRAN HAS SURROUNDED THE REST OF THE WORLD1!!!1!

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