As you are presumably aware, there is a lot of political fuss over Iran’s nuclear ambitions – with Iran claiming it is purely a peaceful effort, and many other countries claiming that it has a military aspect.
From what I have read, the evidence does veer towards at least, some military use, but this week lurking in the classified adverts of the excellent The Economist magazine – is a tender application for a company to build two nuclear power plants.
Personally, I think this is just political posturing, as it helps deflect accusations against Iran – and frankly I really couldn’t see any major commercial company wanting to touch this with a bargepole as the political situation is just far too unstable to risk the investment.
Still, it was oddly amusing to see the tender document published.
For those who wonder why I was looking at the tenders, I always read the back section of The Economist as governments often advertise telecoms tenders and privatisations there – which interest me.
As interested in nucelar “stuff” as I am, I am not in a position to build a whole power plant!
That said, Iran is opening up some of its nuclear facilities to tourists – and following my day long tour of Sellafield last year, a trip to Iran would be appealing. I still need to sort out the trip to Chernobyl as well, after that was cancelled when I was ill.