Wednesday, June 5, 2013

U.S. says Iran's nuclear reactor plans 'deeply troubling'

The United States said on Wednesday it was "deeply troubled" by Iran's plans to start a reactor in 2014 that could yield nuclear bomb material while failing to give U.N. inspectors necessary design information about the plant.

The comments by a U.S. envoy to a board meeting of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) highlighted deepening Western concern about the heavy water reactor that Iran is building near the town of Arak.

Iran hit back, saying the IAEA had had continuous access to Arak and that the United States, which accuses Tehran of seeking nuclear weapons capability, could not be trusted after going to war in Iraq over reports of weapons of mass destruction that were never found.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/05/us-iran-nuclear-idUSBRE9540EI20130605