Venezuela to Develop Nuclear Program - With Iran's Help
What started as simple investment conversations between the Venezuelan and Iranian governments on November 16, 2007, has ended in one of the future issues that will muddy the diplomatic relations with the block of capitalist countries.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez admitted that his government is taking the first steps to develop a nuclear program for peaceful purposes; Venezuela had been developing this program for two years with the collaboration of Iran. There is evidence that suggests Venezuela is helping Iran obtain uranium and evade international sanctions - all steps that are apparent violations of the U.N. Security Council resolutions meant to forestall Iran's illegal nuclear weapons program. (Iran is also a signatory of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.)
Both governments signed in November 2008 a science and technology agreement formalizing cooperation in the field of nuclear technology. A week after the agreement was signed, Venezuela’s ministry of energy and petroleum prepared a presentation for the international atomic energy agency. This presentation revealed that an atomic energy committee has been managing the nuclear program since 2007.
So, why should we be worried about it?
One of the major facts is the type of agreements between these two nations for commercial mining of uranium. In 1929 a U.N. Security Council resolution prohibited all governments from participating with any Iranian involvement in uranium mining, production or use of nuclear materials and technology.
Another major fact are the declarations and political behaviors from the presidents of these nations. Under their leadership, these governments have showed a hostile ideology against E.E.U.U and its allies.