Iran kjenner resultatet fra USAs krigføring i Irak – utarmet uran
Posted by Fredsvenn den august 16, 2012
US and British bombs filled with depleted uranium used against people in Iraq almost a decade ago are now beginning to show their harmful effects on the health of Iranians. Dust particles that carry toxic depleted uranium are finding their way into southwestern Iran from neighboring Iraq. Many Iranians in the region are now suffering from eye infections, chronic lung, chest pains and other symptoms.
An American geoscientist, Ms Leuren Moret, a former employee of the Livermore nuclear weapons laboratory in the US who now works as an independent activist on the use of depleted uranium, has warned that India is «downwind» of Iran and is therefore predisposed to the harmful, radiation-laded winds that will blow eastwards if the United States were to attack Iran using depleted uranium in dirty bombs or bunker busters like it did in 2003 in Iraq.
Moret warns of the health and environmental effects of the use of depleted uranium by the US in armour-piercing shells, which will have disastrous consequences for generations of Indians to come.
«India has [already] been contaminated by the depleted uranium used in Iraq, Yugoslavia, Lebanon and Afghanistan which is blowing off the Himalayas all over the northern India,» she told this newspaper during a visit to New Delhi. (A bunker buster is said to contain about two tonnes of depleted uranium.)