Aug 27, 2003

Uranium Traces Found In Iran
Report heightens UN, U.S. concerns

Vienna - United Nations inspectors found traces of highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium at an Iranian nuclear facility, a report by the UN nuclear agency says. Iran said yesterday the traces came with equipment bought abroad decades ago. The find heightened concerns that Iran may be running a secret nuclear weapons program. Inspectors at the International Atomic Energy Agency found "particles" of highly enriched uranium that could be used in a weapons program at the facility at Natanz, said the report prepared for a meeting of the UN agency's board Sept. 8...