The Facts: Iran and the Bomb

  • The Persian Gulf holds 60% of the world’s oil reserves. Iran alone has reserves of 125 billion barrels of oil, or 10% of the world’s total reserves. Iran pumps nearly 4 million barrels of oil each day.

Fast, April. Iran: The Land (Lands, Peoples, & Cultures). New York: Crabtree Publishing Company, 2005.

  • To refute Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claim that the Holocaust never happened, prominent Muslims joined Jews and Christians at the former concentration camp Auschwitz in February 2011 to honor Jewish Holocaust victims.

 “Muslims Honor Jewish Holocaust Victims at Auschwitz.” Reuters. February 1, 2011. Accessed: May 25, 2011.

  • Israel bombed construction sites in Iraq and Syria, not operating reactors. Humans have never done that. The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that bombing Iran’s Natanz nuclear refinery will kill 5 million innocent civilians.

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