شنبه ۲۹ مهر ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۸:۴۴
Iran's Misinformed IAEA on Plutonium Experiments
The International Atomic Energy Agency has been told that Iran was carrying on with experiments involving plutonium for years after it was supposed to have stopped those experiments. In a report today to the IAEA's board of governors, the agency's deputy head Pierre Goldschmidt said Iran has admitted to experimenting with plutonium reprocessing until 1998.
This contradicts earlier Iranian statements, which said that such experiments stopped five years earlier, in 1993.
Plutonium can be used in nuclear weapons but it also has uses in generating power, which is what Iran says is the sole purpose of its nuclear activities.
At the IAEA’s Wednesday session, the International Atomic Energy Agency said it will send inspectors to Georgia to track down any missing bomb-grade atomic materials.