Russia Intercepts Radioactive Shipment To Iran

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The Iranian geopolitical tension is about to get more complicated, after it was uncovered that Russian authorities had intercepted a passenger carrying radioactive material to Iran. According to AFP, the Russian customs service seized a consignment of radioactive isotope Sodium-22 at a Moscow airport from a passenger who was to travel on a flight to Tehran, the customs service said in a statement. "Tests showed that the Sodium-22 could only have been obtained as the result of the work of a nuclear reactor," the customs service said, saying it was alerted by signals that background radiation in the area was 20 times the norm. We expect to hear some loud noises coming from the now hopelessly irrelevant US State Department within minutes. As for the "Russian connection", we doubt anyone will be surprised by the gamma decaying love between the two countries.