Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dilma Rousseff ruled out selling uranium to Iran

BRASILIA, 31 May. The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, have ruled out the possibility of selling uranium to Iran for medical use, an initiative that sought to promote Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva during his administration (2003-2011) and earned him strong criticism from the international community. The Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim said in an interview with Argentinean daily "Financial Environment 'Rousseff that the Government has not mentioned that possibility, but did not specify the reasons why this project would have been shelved by the current President , disciple of Lula.

Asked if the project continues to stand by Lula and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Celso Amorim to sell enriched uranium for medical use to the regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Jobim replied emphatically: "No more talk of that." Lula, a leftist politician, defended his government over the possibility of selling uranium to Iran for peaceful purposes, despite mounting criticism and condemnation from the international community's nuclear project Ahmadinejad regime.

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