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Hugo Chavez wants a nuke: Venezuela seeking uranium with Iran’s help. UPDATE – and Russia’s help.

Posted by iusbvision on September 26, 2009

Just as we predicted. The main reason that Hugo Chavez has promised to export gasoline to Iran in spite of any sanctions was in trade for assistance in its own nuclear weapons program.

Unfortunately when you launch your great foreign policy crusade with an apology tour and give up missile defense systems in Alaska and eastern Europe for no reason the bad guys know the cat is away so its time to play.

Yahoo/AP News:

PORLAMAR, Venezuela – 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.

The announcement came as revelations that Iran has secretly been building a uranium-enrichment plant provoke concerns among countries including the U.S., Russia, France, Britain, Germany and China.

Update –  Just as we feared, Russia is helping Chavez as well.

Yahoo/AP News:

PORLAMAR, Venezuela – Venezuela’s science and technology minister said his country is working with Russia to detect deposits of uranium but withdrew an earlier denial that the country was also working with Iran.

Jesse Chacon originally denied the reports that Venezuela is receiving support from Iran to seek uranium, but clarified later Saturday that his comments were only in regard to Russia and that exploration efforts with Iran fall under the direction of Venezuela’s Mining Ministry.

Mining Minister Rodolfo Sanz said Friday Iran is helping Venezuela to detect uranium deposits and that initial evaluations suggest reserves are significant. His announcement was made the same day world leaders criticized the Islamic republic for secretly building a uranium-enrichment plant that could be used to make an atomic bomb.

Sanz declined to respond to reporters when questioned Saturday about Chacon’s remarks. President Hugo Chavez said only that Venezuela “has a lot of uranium.”

Talk Host Michael Savage says that Obama maybe naive but he isn’t stupid and hopes that he will change when he realizes that our enemies, who he always thought were just misunderstood, are playing him for a sucker:

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