US, EU urge Iran to cooperate with IAEA, give up enrichment

September 10, 2007 18:39

The United States and European Union on Monday backed efforts to get Iran to reveal details of past nuclear activities, but suggested that concerns about Tehran's intentions would ease only if it also scrapped technology that could be used to make a bomb. The European Union's concern about that technology - uranium enrichment - was expressed in a statement made available to The Associated Press before its scheduled delivery Wednesday at a 35-nation board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency. While noting reports of progress in the IAEA's attempt to pry answers from Iran on former nuclear activities, the statement noted that questions still needed to be answered, including the purpose of diagrams in Tehran's possession showing how to mold uranium metal into the shape of warheads.

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