The International Atomic Energy Agency told the U.N. Security Council its inspectors have found new traces of enriched uranium in Iran.
The discovery marked the third instance that highly enriched uranium was found at an Iranian facility, but the IAEA said the nuclear fingerprint on the new discovery does not match that found on earlier samples, which the agency had concluded came from contaminated equipment from Pakistan, The New York Times reported Friday.
The 6-page IAEA report did not identify where the uranium might have originated or whether it was connected to a secret nuclear program in Iran. The country has insisted that its nuclear program is aimed only at producing energy, a task that would use uranium enriched at much lower levels than that found by the IAEA inspectors.
Not being a nuclear scientist (nor a rocket scientist, for that matter), I can’t tell you what that means, exactly. Perhaps Tim F. can shed some light in the comments.
I can tell you, however, that no matter what Iran says they are doing, and no matter what we want them to do, they are pursuing the acquisition of nuclear weapons. The questions is what can and what should the rest of the world do?