Iran may have access to uranium after ISIS and Al Qaeda have taken control of a uranium mine in Somalia with the intention of handing it over. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

By Aaron Colen

September 2, 2017

Al Qaeda and ISIS have access to uranium that they intend to give to Iran, according to a high-ranking Somali official.

A letter from August 11 from Minister of Foreign Affairs Yusuf Garaad Omar sent to U.S Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz revealed that the al Shabaab terror network, an Al Qaeda affiliate, has connected with a regional faction of ISIS and is capturing territory in Somalia that includes uranium mines.

“Only the United States has the capacity to identify and smash Al-Shabaab elements operating within our country. The time for surgical strikes and limited engagement has passed, as Somalia’s problems have metastasized into the World’s problems,” the letter said. “Every day that passes without intervention provides America’s enemies with additional material for nuclear weapons. There can be no doubt that global stability is at stake.”

Let’s review. Iran has long had nuclear ambitions, which they were supposed to back off from under the agreement made by the Obama administration.

President Donald Trump has been vocally opposed to the continuation of the Iran nuclear deal, but his administration has twice recertified it, despite strong objections from Trump himself, most recently in July. For the record, the United Nations has said Iran is complying with the deal, so far.

However, if there is any truth to the assertion that Iran will accept uranium from ISIS and Al Qaeda, the United States could be facing a massive national security threat, adding on to issues with North Korea, Russia, and conflicts ongoing in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.

The U.S. State Department had no comment on the letter Thursday, but did not dispute that it was authentic, according to Fox News.

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