UN has new info on alleged Iran nuclear arms

Iran says its nuclear program is meant only to generate reactor fuel.

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2011, 00:35 AM IST

Vienna: The UN nuclear monitoring agency says it has received recent information adding to concerns that Iran may have worked on developing nuclear arms.

The view is contained in a confidential report issued on Friday by the organisation — The International Atomic Energy Agency.

The report, obtained by a new agency, notes "new information ... recently received" that has led to "further concerns."
The report noted that Iran has stonewalled the agency`s probe into alleged experiments on a weapons program since 2008.

In an unusual move, it listed those alleged experiments as "giving rise to concern about possible military dimensions to Iran`s nuclear programme."

Iran says its nuclear program is meant only to generate reactor fuel.

Bureau Report