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Iran's Quest for Uranium: Fuel for their Nuclear Weapons

Updated on May 24, 2011

Even though the world has been transfixed on Pakistan this and Bin laden that, Iran, besides supporting the Syrians quell their uprisings, have been quietly securing deals to obtain the key ingredient of uranium for their nukes. Without this, they are a paper tiger-meow. The uranium they have from South Africa (1970's) is nearly gone and they are trying to shore up new suppliers, one of which appears to be, Robert Mugabe's, Zimbabwe, Africa. Iran and Mugabe are now finalizing the deal that would give Iran first dibs on Zimbabwe's 455,000 tons of raw uranium in the next five years. While Iran does have some within its borders, it is of poor quality. Iran has also been talking with  Senegal, Nigeria, and Republic of Congo. Despite Western attempts to derail Iran's quest, it still has 11,000 operational centrifuges and a stockpile of two tons of enriched uranium-enough to build a few atomic bombs.

They already have the materials to create the bomb, they just want more and they need a way to deliver it. The Stuxnet virus that created havoc there, only destroyed 9000 centrifuges, or 10% of their total. In the past, Iran sought to get the uranium from Kazakhtan, Uzbekistan and Brazil, but the West's efforts have halted further efforts at this time.

Since there are no repercussions to nations for selling uranium to Iran, how long will the other nations act in goodwill? Meanwhile, Iran is simply securing its  long term uranium supply.


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    • perrya profile image

      perrya 5 years ago

      Not at all. Why?

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      Suleiman Kahani 5 years ago

      Perrya, answer a question for us, are you a jew?

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      Jed Fisher 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Nope. Just not being a sucker. Like in 1990, when Iraq accused Kuwait of stealing thier oil with sideways drilling. Crazy, right? Now the truth comes out. It is common practice to drill sideways for oil, and Kuwait was stealing Iraq's oil. What did Iraq do that was so bad back in the 90s and what is Iraq doing that is so bad now? Well, accepting something other than US dollars as payment for oil. That, my friend, is the only reason Iraq is on the target list. I don't need the banking cartel telling me who to hate.

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      perrya 6 years ago

      Interesting, are you iranian?

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      Jed Fisher 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      But, so what? India and Pakistan and France and England have been making nukes since the 1950s. Israel has high-quality American-made nukes, about 600 of them. So Iran offers an opposing viewpoint to America, so what?

      The real rub is, Iran is not a part of the global banking cartel. Iran is debt-free and owes nobody nothing. That is what scares the Banksters, and they want me to be scared too. I'm not.