- Uranium is a natural element that can be used for nuclear purposes after it has been refined or enriched with centrifuges.
- Pakistan has a troubled history with nuclear materials. In the past, there have been several reports of illegal spread of nuclear technology and materials.
Last month, a shipment of uranium was found at London’s Heathrow Airport, which is a scary thing.
The undeclared nuclear material, which can be used to make a dirty bomb, is thought to have come from Pakistan and been sent to Iranians in the UK.
The package came from Oman and was found as it was being moved to a freight shed during routine screening.
Police and security services that work against terrorism are looking into the seizure and trying to find everyone who was involved.
The Sun said that a source close to the investigation said, “The race is on to find everyone who was involved.”
Officials are also trying to figure out who the package sent on December 29, 2022, was meant for. The police are said to be focusing on an Iran-based company with offices in the UK.
So far, no one has been arrested, but officials say they think they have stopped a threat to the public right away.
Since the shipment was found, people are worried that Pakistan could be used to move nuclear materials without being caught.
Uranium is a natural element that can be used for nuclear purposes after it has been refined or enriched with centrifuges.
Concerns have also been raised about how nuclear materials are handled in Pakistan. One line of inquiry is whether the contamination was caused by bad handling in the country.
Pakistan has a troubled history with nuclear materials. In the past, there have been several reports of illegal spread of nuclear technology and materials.
In 2004, the world was shocked to learn that Abdul Qadeer Khan, who invented Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, had been running a black market for nuclear technology for more than a decade and had given nuclear secrets to countries like Iran, Libya, and North Korea.