AP: Venezuela seeking uranium with Iran’s help

Posted by Kendall Harmon

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.

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Posted September 27, 2009 at 8:07 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Jeffersonian wrote:

Wow, this is great news.  With a few nuclear warheads in their arsenal, Venezuela could even more effectively menace countries like Honduras.  Just think how much help this would be in our President’s effort to install Chavista stooges in each and every nation south of the border.  Social justice would be air-bursting out all over!

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