While the Democratic Party has been busily selling out future American generations by guaranteeing the implementation of the crap sandwich known as the P5+1 agreement with Iran, the Iran regime contends it has found an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium, following assessments that the country is running low on the nuclear raw material. And surprise, surprise, it happened to have been announced after the Senate Democrats used a filibuster to prevent a vote---what a coincidence (if you believe in coincidences).
The discovery was reported first by Reuters and based on comments made by Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi to the state news agency IRNA.Well it slows the development in the sites the IAEA is allowed to inspect. Iran has free-reign in the military sites which with the exception of one (Parchin) cannot be inspected. Parchin will be inspected by the Iranians themselves.
"I cannot announce (the level of) Iran's uranium mine reserves," Salehi was quoted as saying. "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 international deal with Iran, largely brokered by the Obama administration, slows the country’s nuclear development for nearly a decade in exchange for the lifting of billions of dollars worth of crippling economic sanctions.
The remarks by Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, could not be found Saturday morning on the IRNA website. But another story had him as saying the deal -- reached in July and officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action -- will not slow the pace of Iran’s nuclear program.
“The official said the restrictions which the JCPOA entails are by no means the ones which would restrict Iran in its nuclear activities,” reads one line in the story.
Several other news-gathering agencies have either picked up the Reuters’ story or cited it in their own version.
(...) Salehi reportedly said uranium exploration had covered almost two-thirds of Iran and would be complete in the next four years.
Uranium can be used for energy production and scientific purposes but is also a key ingredient in nuclear weapons.
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, according to Reuters.
But it's longer exhausting the supply with the latest discovery. Its amazing how that can happen don't you think?