Most are not suprised……
On the heels of Obama essentially securing a nuclear deal with Iran, which was supposed to be running low on uranium, the rogue nation just happened to “unexpectedly” find the nuclear raw material. What. Luck.
“I cannot announce (the level of) Iran’s uranium mine reserves,” the state news agency IRNA quoted Iranian nuclear head Ali Akbar Salehi 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 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. […]
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.