The new Niger authorities have suspended the export of uranium and gold to France, Report informs via foreign media.

Earlier, Spain and Germany decided to suspend cooperation with Niger. France has suspended financial support programs for Niger until the restoration of constitutional order in the African country, the French Foreign Ministry said earlier.

According to the BBC, Niger is the seventh largest producer of uranium in the world. According to French media, Niger accounts for between 15% and 17% of the uranium used to generate electricity in France.