Sun, Nov 18, 2012 - Page 6 News List

Iran reaches milestone at nuclear plant

GOING NUCLEAR:New machinery at the Fordo plant could triple Iran’s production of 20 percent enriched uranium, which could easily be treated for use in a bomb


The IAEA, meanwhile, is due to hold talks of its own with Iran in Tehran on Dec. 13.

These are aimed at persuading Iran to respond to “overall, credible” claims set out in a major IAEA report a year ago that until 2003 and possibly since, Tehran conducted nuclear weapons research work.

In September, the head of Iran’s atomic agency, in a speech at the IAEA’s annual meeting of all member states, did little to improve relations when he accused the UN body of being infiltrated by saboteurs and “terrorists.”

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