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Uranium Found In Cargo From Pakistan At Heathrow Airport, Fears Bomb Attack

At Heathrow Airport, a cargo shipment from Pakistan contained a consignment of uranium that might be used to construct a dirty bomb or carry out a nerve toxin attack.

The uranium originated in Pakistan, but it was transported by Oman Air on a passenger plane to Terminal 4 from Muscat. It was meant for Iranians who resided in the UK.

The uranium in the consignment was discovered by Border Force at Heathrow during normal scanning when the box released a radioactive signal while being moved to a freight shed.

The nuclear material was transported in the aircraft’s hold, and it appears that Oman’s airport authorities missed it. Forces against terrorism are currently looking into it.

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a chemical weapons expert, said to Mail Online: “Uranium is utilised in nuclear power plants while it is unenriched and is the basis for most nuclear bombs once it is enriched. Pakistan is a nation with nuclear weapons. The fact that uranium has been discovered, even in what appears to be a very small amount, is extremely concerning because it doesn’t have any other uses, such as in X-ray machines. However, the main thing is that we have prevented it from being used for sinister purposes like a dirty bomb. He said that Iran was nuclear-capable and that Russian President Vladimir Putin had threatened to use dirty bombs and tactical nuclear weapons during the conflict in Ukraine. There are wicked people out there who wish to harm us in this specific way, he continued.

Maj. Gen. Chip Chapman, a former director of counterterrorism at the Ministry of Defence, stated: “This may have been used in a radioactive sense, like the radiological attack on Alexander Litvinenko in 2006. This might just be hazardous flying cargo, or it might be something more sinister, like a dirty bomb. It’s possible that this was going to a front organisation for the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, he claimed. Following the discovery of at least ten potential plans to abduct or assassinate British or UK-based citizens last year by MI5, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is about to be formally designated as a terrorist organisation by Britain.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “We can confirm Border Force colleagues at Heathrow contacted officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command after a very small amount of contaminated material was identified during routine screening within a package incoming to the UK on December 29, 2022.”

“I want to reassure the public that the amount of tainted material was extremely little and that experts have determined that there is no harm to the public,” Commander Richard Smith stated. Our investigation is still ongoing, but based on what we’ve learned so far, it doesn’t seem to be connected to any immediate danger. However, as the general public would anticipate, we will keep investigating all viable leads to make sure this is unquestionably the case. The outstanding capabilities we and our allies have in place to monitor our ports and borders is highlighted, though. As we went to print, no arrests had been made.

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