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Joe Wilson was the former chief of mission at the US Embassy in Iraq and had previously investigated the uranium allegations at the behest of the CIA.
The Iranians might produce enriched uranium—but that required using centrifuges.
Russians are chattering about the possibility of cutting uranium or titanium exports to the U.S., expelling major U.S. firms, or going into high diplomatic gear to block U.S. initiatives on North Korea and other priorities.
In one controversial deal, the U.S. government approved sales of a large amount of North American uranium deposits to Russian interests.
Journalist Peter Schweitzer revealed in his book Clinton Cash that State had helped move along an infamous deal that granted the Russians control of more than 20 percent of the uranium production here in the United States.
In 2015 the Obama administration negotiated limits on uranium enrichment and, in exchange, helped lift certain sanctions placed against Iran.
But the mines are open again, this time as a source of uranium, under Soviet supervision.
According to the complaint and his online biography, Snelling obtained a doctoral degree in geology from the University of Sydney in 1982 and began his career by studying the Koongarra uranium deposit in Australia's Northern Territory.
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Origin and Etymology of uranium
First Known Use: circa 1797See Words from the same year
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: a radioactive element that is used to make nuclear energy and nuclear weapons
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