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Obama Okays Dubai (UAE) Nuclear Deal

From a delighted Agence France-Pressee:

Obama approves UAE civil nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President Barack Obama on Thursday approved a civilian nuclear deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which some observers see as striking a contrast with Iran’s defiant nuclear drive.

Obama sent the deal, negotiated by the previous Bush administration to Congress, which must now decide within 90 days whether to block the pact, which provides for US-UAE cooperation on peaceful uses of nuclear energy

The deal — which comes even as the United States is spearheading a campaign against Iran’s nuclear drive — involves the exchange of nuclear materials and components for civilian use.

It is the first such deal between the United States and a Middle Eastern nation.

One wonders how much this is in the interest of the US since many articles, such as this one from Islam Online reports:

US President, Barack Obama has approved plans to help the UAE become the first Arab nation with a nuclear power industry, to help it cope with its growing electricity demands. The UAE will begin selecting construction companies this autumn for reactor work, with firms from Japan, France, Russia expected to bid.

Perhaps it was a requirement for Mr. Obama that the US not gain from this noble effort.

Too bad we can’t try this at home, huh?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Obama Okays Dubai (UAE) Nuclear Deal”

  1. Peggy says:

    “The UAE will begin selecting construction companies this autumn for reactor work, with firms from Japan, France, Russia expected to bid.”

    Naturally the US can’t profit from this. That would be morally wrong.

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    Yeah but give the lease to our ports and that’s going over the line. Oh, Wait! That was Bush’s idea. Who thought America would buy this crap?!

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    This BOOB okays a deal for the camel jockeys to get nuclear power plant but nixes new nuclear power plants for the U.S.? Why is the Third World that gets the BOOBs’ attention and all we get is shit on by his Highness?

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    LD: You are need a “reeducation” programming. I did too & now I’m better.
    Our dear leader Oba – Oba – Oba – Oba *#*SMACK*#!* ma is all knowing & cares for all citizens of the world.

    “Salam Alaikum”

    (and a Hi dey Hi dey Ho to you too).

    • Liberals Demise says:

      What I really need is a ride to the ABC for another jigger of RBtinis!!

    • Reality Bytes says:

      Pullease! Don’t Tempt Me! My doctor told me to give my liver a vacation! (so I took it to Mexico). I’m fine. Haven’t heard a peep from my liver though.

  5. proreason says:

    “some observers see as striking a contrast with Iran’s defiant nuclear drive”

    right

    This observor sees it as a wink to the entire region that they have the Obamy green light to crank up their own nuclear programs.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Peaceful or otherwise!!
      As everyone has witnessed……arabs are a peace loving society!

  6. Morning in America says:

    Let’s see now; Jeffrey Immelt is CEO of GE and an advisor to BHO. GE makes nuclear reactor products. Connecting the dots here; do we have a conflict of interest here?


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