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Friday, February 24, 2012

Iran: Nuclear Agency Sounds New Alarm

The UN nuclear agency says Iran has increased production of higher-grade enriched uranium, raising fresh concerns about how quickly it could make an atomic bomb.

A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran had failed to give a convincing explanation about a quantity of missing uranium metal.

Diplomats have said it could be used for experiments to arm a warhead.

Iran insists it has no intention of making nuclear weapons and maintains the sole purpose of its activities is to generate energy.

The report follows the recent abortive visit to Iran by IAEA inspectors. Read More