Iran is helping to detect uranium deposits in Venezuela and initial evaluations suggest reserves are significant, President Hugo Chavez’s government said Friday.
Mining Minister Rodolfo Sanz said Iran has been assisting Venezuela with geophysical survey flights and geochemical analysis of the deposits, and that evaluations “indicate the existence of uranium in western parts of the country and in Santa Elena de Uairen,” in southeastern Bolivar state.
“We could have important reserves of uranium,” Sanz told reporters upon arrival on Venezuela’s Margarita Island for a weekend Africa-South America summit. He added that efforts to certify the reserves could begin within the next three years.
Is the State Department paying attention? Chavez has now declared in public that he’s working together with a terror-sponsoring state. You would think there would be repercussions, would you?
Put it this way, Obama knew of this facility even during the transition last autumn, as his radical new policy toward Iran was being formulated, and what repercussions have there been to Iran? An upcoming October 1 meeting, where there will be more “conversation.”
In view of that, what is Iran doing? In case you haven’t read the news today, Iran test-fires short-range missiles.
Colombian president Alvaro Uribe is worried about the Venezuelan nuclear projects. Unlike our State Department and the Obama administration, Uribe is not only right next door, he can add two and two together – particularly when he considers Chavez’s support of the FARC.
The USA is ignoring Colombia’s need for the Free Trade Agreement to be finalized. That would have been the clearest signal of support for Colombia, our strongest ally in the hemisphere. But now the stakes are a lot bigger.
What’s Obama doing?