The uranium could be used for “manufacturing weapons of mass destruction.”
Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country’s north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to “stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad.”
Nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University, Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.
“Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state,” Alhakim wrote, adding that such materials “can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction.”
The Iraqis also admitted this week that ISIS looted the Muthanna chemical weapons complex in June.
Full article: CALIPHATE GOES NUCLEAR: ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University (Gateway Pundit)