(2007-02-23) — In a breakthrough that could end the nuclear standoff between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the so-called “rational world”, U.S. President George Bush said today that his country is willing to let Russia build 37 Chernobyl-style nuclear reactors throughout Iran.

Mr. Bush also offered to allow open sharing of Chernobyl-class technology between Russia and Iran.

An unnamed White House spokesman said Mr. Bush believes the new proposal could break deadlocked negotiations by giving Iran “the world’s best-known reactor technology, while allowing Russia to continue to profit from Mr. Ahmadinejad’s thirst for power.”

“These Chernobyl-style reactors can bring the transforming power of nuclear fission within reach of the average Iranian,” said Mr. Bush. — as reported by Scott Ott / ScrappleFace