En hemmelig israelsk regjeringsrapport hevder at Venezuela og Bolivia samarbeider om å forsyne Iran med uran.

Venezuela and Bolivia are supplying Iran with uranium for its nuclear program, according to a secret Israeli government report.

The two South American countries are known to have close ties with Iran, but this is the first allegation that they are involved in the development of Iran’s nuclear program, considered a strategic threat by Israel.

«There are reports that Venezuela supplies Iran with uranium for its nuclear program,» the Foreign Ministry document states, referring to previous Israeli intelligence conclusions. It added, «Bolivia also supplies uranium to Iran.»

The report concludes that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is trying to undermine the United States by supporting Iran.

Venezuela and Bolivia are close allies, and both regimes have a history of opposing U.S. foreign policy and Israeli actions. Venezuela expelled the Israeli ambassador during Israel’s offensive in Gaza this year, and Israel retaliated by expelling the Venezuelan envoy. Bolivia cut ties with Israel over the offensive.

There was no immediate comment from officials in Venezuela or Bolivia on the report’s allegation

Secret document: Venezuela, Bolivia supplying Iran with uranium
By The Associated Press