Iranians remove suspicious equipment before IAEA inspection

VIENNA — UN nuclear inspectors revisiting an Iranian laboratory suspected of involvement in a nuclear weapons program discovered that equipment has been removed, diplomats said Friday.
Senior officials within the International Atomic Energy Agency are concerned that the removal was an attempted cover-up.
The equipment can be used for pyroprocessing, a procedure used to purify uranium metal used in nuclear warheads.
Iran had confirmed that it carried out pyroprocessing experiments, but then backtracked in March.
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