Aug 16, 2003

Iran develops nuclear plant

BBC: Experts question why resource-rich Iran needs nuclear power
The Iranian Government says it is going ahead with the second phase of its controversial nuclear power plant in Bushehr.
Iran's state news agency Irna said the decision was taken by the country's High Council of Atomic Energy, which did not give a start date for the second phase, but did mention for the first time construction of a particle accelerator.The United States and Israel accuse Iran of secretly developing nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian programme, but Tehran insists its programme is to generate electricity and is for peaceful purposes only...

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