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Stop corrupt nuclear power programme – call by Jordan’s Islamists

“We [the IAF] eye the nuclear project as unjustifiable with suspicions of corruption surrounding it and demand halting the project… we call for investing in safe alternative energy resources, with which Jordan is rich,”

Jordan- Islamists call for halt to nuclear programme MENAFN – Jordan Times – 09/04/2012  The Islamist movement on Sunday called for halting the Kingdom’s nuclear programme, claiming that information about the project’s goals and financing were vague and misleading.

Islamist leaders described the project as ambiguous and suspicious, accusing officials in charge of the programme of not being transparent about the programme’s agenda.

“Contradictions about the programme and whether Jordan will be able to
bear its grave consequences if implemented lead us to believe that it
serves the interest of others,” Islamic Action Front (IAF) Secretary
General Hamzah Mansour said yesterday.

During a press conference held at the headquarters of the IAF, the
political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, to announce the party’s
stance towards the nuclear programme, Mansour said the project is
against the Kingdom’s interests.

“If implemented, Jordan will suffer the project’s dangerous political,
economic, social, financial, health, environmental and security
burdens in return for selling others clean electricity at cheap prices
and on their terms,” he warned.

Ali Al Murr, chairman of the IAF’s central energy and mineral
resources committee, charged that officials in charge of the nuclear
programme were promoting the project by giving the public wrong and
misleading information……..
The IAF also questioned the programme’s funding and feasibility, claiming that “no real study” has been carried out by authorities to find out whether the project is feasible economically, technically and environmentally.

The Islamists also claimed that there is corruption in the programme.

Azzam Hneidi, chairman of the IAF’s central anti-corruption committee,
said that authorities have approached certain companies for offers to
implement the project instead of floating international tenders.

“There was clear favouritism for the French company AREVA, which was
given obvious privileges that enabled it to win the tender, although
there were another three competing companies,” Hneidi said yesterday.

The Jordanian-French Uranium Mining Company, a consortium formed by
AREVA and Jordan Energy Resources Inc., has been conducting
exploratory activities for uranium mining in the central region since
2009……

“We [the IAF] eye the nuclear project as unjustifiable with suspicions of corruption surrounding it and demand halting the project… we call for investing in safe alternative energy resources, with which Jordan is rich,” Hneidi announced.
http://www.menafn.com/menafn/1093501741/Jordan-Islamists-call-for-halt-to-nuclear-programme

April 11, 2012 - Posted by | Jordan, opposition to nuclear

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