A new intelligence report by the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is trying to smuggle in massive amounts of raw nuclear fuel.
According to the report obtained by the Associated Press, Iran is running low on purified uranium.
Consequently, the Islamic regime is seeking to acquire 1,350 tons of the nuclear material from rogue officials in Kazakhstan for $450 million.
The report attributes the high price to the clandestine nature of the deal.
U.S. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said, "The transfer of any uranium yellowcake ... to Iran would constitute a clear violation of UNSC sanctions."
"We have been engaged with many of our international nonproliferation partners on Iran's illicit efforts to acquire new supplies of uranium over the past several years," he said.
Meanwhile, Tehran has refused to halt its enrichment program which many say is being used to create nuclear weapons.