The president of Argentina made a bombshell allegation during a recent speech at the United Nations, accusing President Obama of treason for asking her country to supply Iran with enriched uranium. As reported by The Blaze, during her speech, Christina Fernandez de Kirchner told the General Assembly that a former Obama administration official attempted to convince her to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel.” It might have been a much larger story had it not been overshadowed by the president’s high-stakes talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to a translation of Fernandez de Kirchner’s comments posted at Mediaite: “In 2010 we were visited in Argentina by Gary Samore, at that time the White House’s top advisor in nuclear issues. He came to see us in Argentina with a mission, with an objective: under the control of IAEA, the international organization in the field of weapons control and nuclear regulation, Argentina had supplied in the year 1987, during the first democratic government, the nuclear fuel for the reactor known as ‘Teheran’. Gary Samore had explained to our Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hector Timerman, that negotiations were underway for the Islamic Republic of Iran to cease with its uranium enrichment activities or to do it to a lesser extent but Iran claimed that it needed to enrich this Teheran nuclear reactor and this was hindering negotiations. They came to ask us, Argentines, to provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel. Rohani was not in office yet. It was Ahmadinejad’s administration and negotiations had already started.” CONTINUE