'Iran building int'l ties to gather nuclear material'

WikiLeaks: Over 350 Iranian organizations were involved in pursuing missile technology before financial collapse, Norwegian paper reveals.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 16, 2011 18:44
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THE BUSHEHR nuclear plant in southern Iran 311. (photo credit: AP)

OSLO, Norway — Despite a tightening net of sanctions, Iran has continued covert attempts to purchase technology for its controversial nuclear program through more than 350 companies, the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten reported Sunday.

Citing US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, Aftenposten reported that Iran has tried several times in 2008 and 2009 to buy uranium, computers and control systems required to run nuclear reactors.

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