Skip to comments.Reuters Exclusive: Iraq Tells U.N. that 'Terrorist Groups' Seized Nuclear Materials
Posted on 07/09/2014 6:18:37 PM PDT by kristinn
Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."
Nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University, Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.
"Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," Alhakim wrote, adding that such materials "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."
"These nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, can enable terrorist groups, with the availability of the required expertise, to use it separate or in combination with other materials in its terrorist acts," said Alhakim.
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Nonsense. Iraq had no nuclear materials. The MSM told us so. Hans Blix would have found them.
We live in mighty interesting times, don’t we ?
Well this material was to be used for ‘research’, so Bush still lied. /s
This is just ****** tragic. terrorists now have uranium, we have a completely open border, the president is the malformed lovechild of Saul Alinsky and Whoopi Goldberg.
Next thing you know Moochelle will be a senator
Unpossible, we were told by the left and the press that Iraq had no such materials.
And they report it without a hint of shame for their prior behavior.
>> nuclear materials used for scientific research
Who’s the lead scientist, Pete al Townsend?
Perfect. They can make a microwave oven....
RE: ‘Terrorist Groups’ Seized Nuclear Materials
I thought there weren’t any?
That was the Democrat argument all along.
I wonder if this is part of the same report to the UN that had ISIS capturing over 2500 chemical warheads. This is just great. The Middle East is in turmoil thanks to the clown in chief.
After hearing that ISSI has obtained nuclear material in Iraq the Whitehouse has announced the President will postpone his return to Washington so he can travel the Midwest to explore the conditions of the pool halls and golf courses of the area.
Paging flight MH-370 where are you... Team Obama knows.
Won’t the terrorists be embarrassed when they realize they only have baby formula
For years the libs kept shouting, “Bush lied. People died.” How did Iraq get nuclear material? How did Syria get its hands on chemical weapons? Stupid libs know damn well Iraq was sitting on a bunch of WMD’s and other terrorist goodies before we went in.
No problem. Team Obama, Hagel, and Kerry are on the job!
This is going well. Maybe Obama can trade them some Choom.
I wonder if the bank account of Hans Blix grew by leaps and bounds about that time?
a Reuters exclusive ? AP has been running this for 4 days.
Oh they had nuclear materials, we were just told they had absolutely no stockpiles of nuclear materials. Unless it is a stockpile, it does not count - a stockpile has to be so many abreast and so many high for it to count.
Post o’ the day my FRiend :-)