Iran has discovered an unexpectedly large uranium reserve

Iran has discovered an unexpectedly large uranium reserve

“While the Democratic Party has been busily selling out future generations of Americans by guaranteeing the implementation of the crap sandwich known as the P5+1 agreement with Iran,” frequent LU contributor Jeff Dunetz writes at The Lid, “the Iran regime contends it has found an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium.”

According to China’s Xinhua News Agency, the announcement was made Saturday by Ali-Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), who is quoted as saying,

I cannot announce [the level of] Iran’s uranium mine reserves. The important thing is that before aerial prospecting for uranium ores we were not too optimistic, but the new discoveries have made us confident about our reserves.

The discovery flies in the face of earlier assessments that the country was running low on the nuclear raw material. Fox News writes that “some Western analysts have previously said that Iran was close to exhausting its supply of yellowcake — or raw uranium — and that mining it domestically was not cost-efficient.”

The most important (or “ironic” if you believe in coincdences) aspect of this uranium windfall is that occurred after the Obama administration agreed to an international nuclear deal with the Iran’s leaders.

Fox further notes that Salehi’s remarks, which originally appeared on Iran’s state news agency IRNA, mysteriously disappeared after other news outlets picked them up, adding that another story also vanished. What was in this report? It had Salehi saying that the nuclear deal “reached in July and officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action … will not slow the pace of Iran’s nuclear program.”

 

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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