Skip to comments.‘Low Grade’ Nuclear Material Is Seized by Rebels in Iraq, U.N. Says
Posted on 07/10/2014 12:05:30 PM PDT by mojito
Iraq has notified the United Nations that Sunni militants seized nuclear material from a university in the northern city of Mosul last month as they advanced toward Baghdad, the nuclear regulatory body of the United Nations said on Thursday.
Gill Tudor, a spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is based in Vienna, said in a statement that the organizations experts believed that the material thought to be uranium was low grade and would not present a significant safety, security or nuclear proliferation risk.
Word of the seizure first emerged in a letter to the United Nations dated Tuesday and seen by reporters from Reuters, which quoted it as saying that terrorists from the insurgent Islamic State in Iraq and Syria had taken control of the materials.
The letter said that almost 90 pounds of uranium compounds had been kept at the university and that the materials can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction, Reuters said.
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I'm sure sleeping better.
Sure Glad they are only the JV of Terrorist
NY Times finally admitting that Saddam had a nuclear weapons program?
I guess we, Americans didn’t get the memo, the media sent out ... There is nothing to worry about. They usually target the media first.
Kinda, sorta, maybe...in a roundabout sorta way...maybe.
Obama note to self: Time to go on vacation.
Gill Tudor, a spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency, said, "the material was low grade and would not present a significant safety, security or nuclear proliferation risk.Hmmm...what's a person to believe?
Iraq's letter said that the 90 pounds of uranium compounds can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction.
Wonderful. Good thing we got out of Iraq...we might have gotten some of that on our hands...
If the media reported it ... well ...
That must be why the terrorists want it - its not a safety risk.
Media scum covering their *sses - "Bush lied people died".
What dishonest pr*cks.
Until placed in the trunk of an Audi loaded with explosives. Mr. UN forgot to add that last part.
ISIS aeems to have had a plan when they hit Mosul. They took that uranium for a reason.
One dirty bomb, headed for New York/Washington/London/Paris - coming right up!
So it wouldn't be big deal if it was ground up and blown into the ventilation system at the UN building.
Might be the best use for it.
If they make a Dirty Bomb ,I think they’ll test it on their own first
ISIS has a mining operation? They couldn’t have got that from anywhere, as Iraq never had a nuclear weapon program.
I’m sorry, this is impossible. There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, you know, Bush lied, people died. The was no uranium theft in Iraq, because there was no uranium, the democrats, the media, the UN, the world has been telling us that for 10 years. Impossible, didn’t happen, it’s all a lie.