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U.N. finds troubling upgrades at Iran’s Natanz uranium-enrichment site

- The Washington Times - Friday, February 22, 2013

The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog has just released a report that shows Iran has installed advanced technology at Natanz, its main site for uranium enrichment.

And the upgrades could be used to develop atomic weaponry, the International Atomic Energy Agency said, according to a report by The Associated Press.

But Iran has twisted that finding to its advantage. It's claiming the U.N. finding actually proves its uranium-enrichment program is for peaceful, not warlike, purposes.

Ali Asghar Solatanieh, Iran's IAEA envoy, said the IAEA's report "confirms" Iran's nuclear-enrichment program is to benefit the civilian sector only and that further talks with the West require a "calm, propaganda-free atmosphere," according to the AP.

Iran is due to meet with world powers at a Security Council meeting next week to discuss its nuclear program

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