A Progressive Letter to the Ayatolla.

Dear Sir,

Nuclear Fission (Nu Kle Ar, not Nu Ku Lar) is an obsolete and highly dangerous technology. One little mistake like Chernobyl or Fukushima and a vast swath of your country will be uninhabitable for tens of thousands of years. It would cost your economy trillions of dollars. And there is no need for it.

If you will give up this dangerous idea, we western nations (the Coalition of the Concerned) would like to offer you double the primary energy production in the form of solar and wind technology. We will provide you with our latest technologies and the expertise to install them. We will train your technicians and guarantee that it costs less than you would spend on nuclear fission.

Solar and Wind technology is totally safe, clean and renewable. Production facilities do not become radiated and have to be replaced and entombed. There is no dangerous nuclear waste. Nobody will want to attack you because you are a threat to their existence. You can avoid a war, nuclear accident, or other incident that would kill hundreds of thousands of your people and destroy your economy.

You can export your excess capacity and the technology into the region and make friends.

There is no downside for you except that you will not be able to make nuclear weapons. So if you turn down this offer, it would show that that is really your intent.

Please get back to us soonest.

Sincerely,

A few of the rational minds in the Western Powers…