by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | September 12, 2015 12:32 pm
Sure it was unexpected. Millions would believe that, I just don’t. Iran has just supposedly found an ‘unexpectedly high reserve of uranium’ and they are getting ready to mine if for what I assume is totally peaceful purposes. Because you know… the Iranians would never lie to us – ever. Of course, Obama’s analysts said the country (which is huge) had really low reserves. That they would run out and have to get it from other nations and be blocked. Wrong… again. This is like Iran promising not to use nuclear capabilities to develop nuclear weapons – of course they are. Duh. And it seems they tell the world each and every day how they will use them to wipe Israel off the map and kill Americans. This just speeds it along is all.
From Yahoo! News:
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has discovered an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium and will soon begin extracting the radioactive element at a new mine, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation said on Saturday.
The comments cast doubt on previous assessments from some Western analysts who said the country had a low supply and would sooner or later would need to import uranium, the raw material needed for its nuclear program.
Any indication Iran could become more self-sufficient will be closely watched by world powers, which reached a landmark deal with Tehran in July over its program. They had feared the nuclear activities were aimed at acquiring the capability to produce atomic weapons – something denied by Tehran.
“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,” Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
Salehi said uranium exploration had covered almost two-thirds of Iran and would be complete in the next four years.
Uranium can be used for civilian power production and scientific purposes, but is also a key ingredient in nuclear weapons.
The July deal between Iran and world powers will lift international sanctions on Iran in exchange for at least a decade of curbs on the country’s nuclear activity.
After decades of efforts, Iran – which has consistently said its program is for peaceful purposes – has achieved a full nuclear fuel cycle, ranging from the extraction of uranium ore to enrichment and production of fuel rods for nuclear reactors.
Sanctions on companies taking part in Iran’s uranium mining industry will be lifted when the agreement is implemented.
Salehi said uranium extraction was set to begin at a new mine in the central province of Yazd, according to IRNA.
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.
A report published in 2013 by U.S. think-tanks Carnegie Endowment and the Federation of American Scientists said the scarcity and low quality of Iran’s uranium resources compelled it “to rely on external sources of natural and processed uranium”.
It added: “Despite the Iranian leadership’s assertions to the contrary, Iran’s estimated uranium endowments are nowhere near sufficient to supply its planned nuclear program.”
Iran has repeatedly denied overseas media reports that it has tried to import uranium from countries like Kazakhstan and Zimbabwe.
Of course Iran has denied that it has tried to import uranium. Don’t you know lying to infidels is acceptable in Islam? I am of the opinion they already have the bomb. They are working on having more than one or two and getting their delivery systems together. When they attack, they want to make sure it is a killer blow against whoever they aim it at. Now that sanctions are being removed, Iran will move very quickly to complete military preparations for war. That’s what this Iran deal has done – it has guaranteed World War and possibly the deaths of millions. So, while Obama and his sycophants talk about peace in our time, the only peace there will be is after the nukes go off. It will be to die for.
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