Khan Resources Inc.

Khan Resources Inc.

September 21, 2010 09:14 ET

Khan Mongolia Court Decision Not Disputed by Nuclear Energy Agency

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2010) - Khan Resources Inc. (TSX:KRI) ("Khan" or the "Company") announced today that the dispute period for the August 2, 2010 decision by the Mongolian Capital City Administrative Court in favour of Khan's subsidiary, Khan Resources LLC ("Khan Mongolia") has now expired. The August 2, 2010 court ruling declared that the Mongolia Nuclear Energy Agency's (NEA) decision to invalidate Khan Mongolia's exploration license covering part of the Dornod uranium property was illegal and invalid.

The Company noted that the NEA, by contrast, had elected on August 9, 2010 to appeal the court's decision on July 19, 2010 in favour of Khan's 58% owned joint venture subsidiary Central Asian Uranium Company LLC ("CAUC"). The July 19, 2010 court ruling also declared that the NEA's decision to invalidate CAUC's mining license covering the remaining part of the Dornod uranium property was illegal and invalid. This appeal is expected to be heard in late September.

Grant Edey, President and CEO of Khan, said "the decision by the NEA not to appeal the Khan Mongolia court ruling was unexpected, but we are encouraged that they have chosen not to challenge the decision. We hope that the NEA will now also choose not to pursue the CAUC appeal and that we can resolve our dispute on the Dornod mining and exploration licenses cooperatively".

Khan intends to continue to defend its rights and interests in Mongolia. In addition to challenging NEA's appeal of the CAUC court ruling, Khan has filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice a $300 million lawsuit against Atomredmetzoloto JSC ("ARMZ") and its affiliate JSC Priargunsky Industry Mining and Chemical Union for damages suffered by Khan due to ARMZ's continuing efforts to secure Khan's rights to the Dornod uranium project.

Khan Resources Inc. (TSX:KRI) is a Canadian company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties. Its current activities are focused on the Dornod area in northeastern Mongolia. Khan holds interests in the Main Dornod Property and in the Additional Dornod Property.  Khan's website is

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Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contacts:
    Khan Resources Inc.
    Grant Edey
    President & CEO
    Office: 416.360.3405
    Khan Resources Inc.
    Paul Caldwell
    Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
    Office: 416.360.3405