One of the largest mining companies in the world has withdrawn from uranium prospecting in the southern region, citing unsatisfactory initial exploration results, the Kingdom’s state-run energy firm announced on Tuesday. British-Australian firm Rio Tinto – which is currently operating its activities in over 20 countries – brought to an end to over a year of exploration in the Wadi Sahra Abyad area in the Southern Badia last month after deeming uranium deposits in the region as commercially unviable, a top executive at the Jordan Energy Resources Inc. (JERI) said.