Monday, February 05, 2007

Iran steps up production of weapons-grade uranium

The title is the headline in the Compare the headline to the actual story.
The nuclear brinkmanship between Iran and the West is expected to step up a gear amid predictions that Tehran is about to announce that it has begun industrial-scale production of enriched uranium.

Iran has started installing about 3,000 centrifuges, the machines that can turn uranium into fuel for nuclear reactors or bombs, at a huge plant in Natanz - a prime target if the US or Israel conclude that there is no other way to stop Iran acquiring the bomb. [emphasis mine]

Omar goes into a department store and buys kitchen knives which can be used to prepare food for a meal or, OMG, stab his wife, kids and neighbors to death! He has to be stopped.

In this case I think "or" is the operative word.

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