Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 9.50.53 AM   Part of the problem with the Iran deal pushed forward by President Obama is much of the deal is based on the premise that Iran will be allowed to continue with uranium enrichment until they run out of uranium.
In theory once they’re out they would have to go to verifiable sources to start enriching again. This would be a way to monitor their use of uranium so we (and the world) could ensure they’re not going to use it to make bombs.
The problem with this?
Iran conveniently announced they discovered deposits of uranium they can use for enrichment purposes.
Meaning the transparency that was supposed to be attached with the deal has now gone up in smoke.
CA news writes:
Iran has discovered an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium and will soon begin extracting the radioactive element at a new mine, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation said on Saturday.
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.
“I cannot announce (the level of) Iran’s uranium mine reserves. 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,” Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
Salehi said uranium exploration had covered almost two-thirds of Iran and would be complete in the next four years.
That’s mighty convenient for the announcement to come after the agreement was signed.
It almost seems as if they knew about it beforehand, and waited until after the deal was signed to reveal their “newfound” discovery.
As mentioned previously the problem with this discovery means inspectors will now have a much more difficult time to keep track of uranium enrichment. This means if Iran were to enrich uranium for the purpose of making a bomb, things just got a whole heck of a lot easier for them to do this without anyone peering over their shoulders.