01/10/2017

Obama ‘Gifts’ Iran With Massive Uranium Shipment From Russia Sufficient ‘For More Than 10 Nuclear Bombs’

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge

In what amounts to an 11th hour "gift" by the outgoing Obama administration to Tehran's leadership to keep the country, which on Sunday was involved in yet another shooting incident with a US destroyer, content and compliant with Obama's landmark "Nuclear deal", the AP reported that Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant. The move was approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments "seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact."

AP cites two senior diplomats who said that the transfer which was recently agreed by the U.S. and five other world powers that negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran, foresees delivery of 116 metric tons (nearly 130 tons) of natural uranium. U.N. Security Council approval is needed but a formality, considering five of those powers are permanent Security Council members, they said.

The swap is in compensation for the approximately 40 metric tons (44 tons) of heavy water exported by Iran to Russia since the nuclear agreement went into effect. Another 30 metric tons have gone to the U.S. and Oman.

While Uranium can be enriched to levels ranging from reactor fuel or medical and research purposes to the core of an atomic bomb, Iran has claimed it has no interest in such weapons and its activities are being closely monitored under the nuclear pact to make sure they remain peaceful. As we reported at the time, Tehran previously received a similar amount of natural uranium in 2015 as part of negotiations leading up to the nuclear deal, in a swap for enriched uranium it sent to Russia. But the new shipment will be the first such consignment since the deal came into force a year ago.

The news comes ahead of a meeting in Vienna, where of representatives of Iran, the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany will review Iranian complaints that the U.S. was reneging on sanctions relief pledges included in the nuclear deal.

Read full article



You May Also Like:

American Pravda: 'Project Veritas' Catches CNN Producer Admitting Russia Story Is 'Mostly Bullshit,' 'About Ratings' [Watch] Tim Hains, RealClearPolitics

SCOTUS Reinstates Substantially All Of Trump Travel Order William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection

No, Obamacare Repeal Will Not Kill Tens Of Thousands Max Bloom, National Review

The War On Work—And How To End It Edward L. Glaeser, City Journal

Donald Trump Is Not Under An FBI Investigation. Bernie Sanders Is. Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

Study: Seattle's $13 Minimum Wage Led To Drop Of $1,500 In Income For Low-Wage Earners [Watch] Ben Shapiro, Daily Wire

The Numbers Don't Lie, Mueller Is Hunting [Watch] Newt Gingrich, Washington Examiner

Refugees And Terrorism: A Massive Vulnerability In Our Immigration System Kris W. Kobach, Breitbart News

EXACTLY WHAT SHE DESERVES: Professor Fired For Saying Otto Warmbier ‘Got Exactly What He Deserved’ Eric Owens, Daily Caller

Pelosi Appears Irritated After CBS Plays Montage Of Democrats Calling For Her Ouster: ‘They Had Their Time On TV’ [Watch] David Rutz, Washington Free Beacon

Student Who Registered Dead People For Democrats Headed To Prison Rick Moran, American Thinker

Progressive/Libertarian: The Alliance That Isn’t Bryan Caplan, Library of Economics and Liberty

Very Fake News Scandal Consumes CNN As Jeff Zucker, Network Flack Refuse To Comment On Russia Retraction To Own Network Matthew Boyle, Breitbart News

Disgrace: Almost 100 Veterans Died Waiting For Health Care At Los Angeles VA Hospital [Watch] Matt Vespa, Townhall

Why Trump Is Earning Latino Support Steve Cortes, RealClearPolitics

Black Trump Supporter Goes Nuclear On Maxine Waters ‘You Have Destroyed The Black Community With Illegal Immigration!’ [Watch] Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit

Thank Frackers On Independence Day For Cheaper Gas Prices Andrew Moran, Economic Collapse News

Dershowitz: Ginsburg Should Recuse Herself From ‘Any Case Involving’ Trump [Watch] Kathryn Blackhurst, LifeZette

Tocqueville’s Fear With Democracy: Soft Despotism Learn Liberty

For More go to the Home Page >>>

Search

Bookshelf

FreeMarket Central

Some titles recent, all recommended -

Special Video Feature

FreeMarket Central

Voices From The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference

In Search Of History

Cambodia's Deadly Experiment

In the 1950s, students started gathering in Paris. They were reading Karl Marx. They were forming book clubs. They were trying to come up with a better version of society. One that moved away from the division of labor. One that moved away from the capitalism in the big cities that they so despised. ... One of those students would change his name to Pol Pot. He and his colleagues formed a new political party, a takeover in Cambodia. They called themsevles the Khmer Rouge. ... Under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, one out of four people in that country died in less than four years. 

-- Matt Kibbe,

Shadow Stats Snapshot


FreeMarket Central

ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.

  • Unemployment:
    FreeMarket Central BLS: 4.3%
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 22.0%
  • Inflation:
    FreeMarket Central May Year-to-Year: 1.87% (CPI-U*)
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 9.6%

*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]