IAEA: Concern rising about Iran military nuclear work

September 2, 2011 19:19

VIENNA - The United Nations nuclear watchdog is "increasingly concerned" about possible work in Iran to develop a nuclear payload for a missile, it said in a report obtained by Reuters on Friday.

In addition to addressing the issue of alleged military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency said the Islamic Republic had begun installing machines for higher-grade uranium enrichment in an underground bunker near the holy city of Qom.

At another site hosting a research and development facility, the UN watchdog reported, Iran had begun enriching uranium with a more advanced model of centrifuge than those it has been using for some years.

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