IAEA: documents show Iran seeks nuclear weapons Joshua Pantesco at 7:38 PM ET
[JURIST] The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website] said in a report disclosed Tuesday that a set of documents now possessed by Iran is unequivocally intended for use in manufacturing nuclear weapons. The documents, which allegedly explain how "enriched, natural and depleted uranium" is processed "into hemispherical forms," were given to Iran by black market suppliers and turned over to the IAEA during its ongoing investigation [IAEA materials] into Iran's nuclear development programs. The 35-member IAEA board meets Thursday [IAEA press release] to receive the just-disclosed report and to decide whether to refer Iran to the UN Security Council [official website]. AP has more.
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