Natural Calamity May Push Iran To Halt Its Nuclear Program
6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Iran
After learning the news several minutes after it happened, I immediately contacted my brother working in Bahrain. I was sure that the tremor was stronger there compared to what was felt in some areas here in Dubai. And I was right, according to him, most of them left their workplace then went straight home.
Bahrain is close to Iran and to the epicenter which is in the city of Kaki, Busher Province which happens to be the location of the controversial nuclear facility.
While browsing online related to today’s quake, I found out, that “Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, being crossed by several major fault lines that cover at least 90% of the country. As a result, earthquakes in Iran occur often and are destructive”, according to wikipedia.
With this strong information I gathered, it brought me into thinking why the hell US, UN, IAEA and other organizations are having difficulty stopping Iran from its nuclear program.
This must be strongly conveyed to the people of Iran especially to their leaders that their nuclear program is not at all reasonable and should be halted at once. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should consider what had happened to Namie-machi, Fukushima, Japan which is now a ghost town due the nuclear disaster after the Great East Japan Earthquake years back.
According to reports, the Russian company that built the facility said, Iran’s operation of its nuclear facility was not affected by the earthquake.
Fortunately, 6.3 magnitude quake is still not really that severe and that there were only 3 people reported as casualty. (Update: death toll is now 30 as of April 10th) But possibilities of having 7, 8 or higher magnitude quakes in Iran is not far from happening.
I hope the recent 6.3 magnitude quake will give Iranian leaders a thought of finding another alternative, if indeed, their purpose of having nuclear facility is to answer their growing energy demand and not for creating atomic weapons to finally end all these tensions among countries.
Bahrain’s proximity to Busher Province is just few miles away, and will surely bring severe damage if, God forbid, a great quake will happen again.