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Friday, March 09, 2007

Congo sells Uranium - to Iran?

The head of Congo’s atomic energy commission, Fortunat Lumu, and an aide were arrested, “accused of having illicitly sold a quantity of uranium,” Attorney General Tshimanga Mukendi said.

He refused to give the amount of uranium or the reported buyer. In August the government denied a report in The Sunday Times of London that a uranium shipment left its territory in 2005 for Iran. Officials declined to say if the arrests and the report in The Times were related

The two arrested were trying to create fictitious companies to sell uranium, Bonane said, adding they were in the process of selling off the radioactive materials when they were detained.
Bonane declined to give further details, saying investigations were continuing.

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