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Greenpeace Calls for a Nuclear Free Middle East

Posted by uscsjp on February 27, 2007

Greenpeace today called for urgent discussions about a Nuclear Free Middle East to create a region free of all nuclear technology, civil and military, as essential to increasing peace and stability in the region. The international peace and environment group said nuclear technology is not the solution to either national security or energy needs. In Israel, Greenpeace activist protested outside the Knesset, the Parliament, to focus parliamentarian’s attention on the nuclear threat, and echoed the call made in Iran for a Nuclear Free Middle East. Greenpeace warned that nuclear developments and nuclear weapons in any country provoke proliferation and undermine security region-wide.

Plans had been made to hold a press conference on board the group’s ship the Rainbow Warrior in Bushehr, Iran, to present the results of research into different energy options for Iran which would allow it to meet its energy needs without recourse to nuclear power(1). Through a combination of modern energy efficiency technologies and renewable energy sources Iran can save money, meet the energy needs of its people and its economy. At the same time it can reduce its consumption of oil and gas. (continued)

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