Bolivia denies supplying Iran with uranium

May 26, 2009 19:51

Bolivia denied supplying uranium to Iran for its nuclear program, saying Tuesday it has never produced the metallic element, a key ingredient for nuclear energy and weapons. Mining Minister Luis Alberto Echazu dismissed allegations in a secret Israeli government report, saying "there isn't even a geological study, much less could there be export" of uranium to another country. The secret Foreign Ministry document, obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, says "there are reports that Venezuela supplies Iran with uranium for its nuclear program" and that "Bolivia also supplies uranium to Iran." The reports it refers to are previous Israeli intelligence conclusions.

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