Iran Has A Huge Supply of Uranium

I am shocked and so forth:

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 Organization said on Saturday.

The comments cast doubt on previous assessments from some Western analysts who said the country had a low supply and 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.

Shocked Cat did not see this coming.

Shocked Cat did not see this coming.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Sooner or later they are going confirm they have few nuke bombs.

    • Xavier

      They found them in the mine!

  • Shebel

    I don’t believe them either—Kitty

  • Xavier

    Iran holds some of the world’s largest deposits of proved oil and natural gas reserves, ranking as the world’s fourth-largest and
    second-largest reserve holder of oil and natural gas, respectively.
    Iran also ranks among the world’s top 10 oil producers and top 5 natural gas producers. Iran produced almost 3.4 million barrels per day (b/d) of petroleum and other liquids in 2014 and an estimated 5.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of dry natural gas in 2013.

    Yet they need nuclear power for electricity. Right.

    • disqusW6sf

      I don’t get that either.

    • Maurixio Garciasanchez

      They always have a reason for their nuclear activity and treating Israel to dissappear from this world .

  • Ron MacDonald

    Obama euchred again.

  • JoKeR
  • DMB

    Iran also has a short supply of drinking water.