President Trump has been working hard cleaning up the mess left by former president Barack Obama. And the surprises just keep coming!
Obama approved a deal that allowed Iran to import 950 tons of uranium yellow cake, of course when Trump say this come across his desk he cancelled it in a heartbeat.
What was Obama thinking???
Obama approved the request right before he left Office. Luckily, the United Kingdom blocked it.
Tehran won’t be deterred and said it will petition again for “its” uranium next week, probably at the quarterly meeting in Vienna.
“I would certainly hope we would use all our leverage to prevent such a purchase by Iran. We do not comment on the deliberations of the Joint Commission, as has been agreed to by all participating parties,” a senior White House official said.
The proposal gained strong resistance from Congress. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is working with the new administration to remove any chance of approval.
“The Iranian regime remains an illegitimate nuclear actor, with international inspectors still unable to conclusively verify the absence of undeclared nuclear activities in Iran. Vetoing Iran’s proposal to buy 950 tons of uranium yellowcake from Kazakhstan should be a no-brainer. Iran does not need this nuclear material, which far exceeds its needs and could someday be further enriched for the purposes of nuclear weapons,” the official added.
What do you think?