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U.N. Finds Uranium Enrichment Tools in Iran

Discovery Renews Doubts On Nation’s Nuclear Goals. U.N. inspectors investigating Iran’s nuclear program have uncovered sophisticated uranium enrichment equipment, renewing doubts about the Iranian government’s pledge that its intentions are peaceful and transparent, diplomatic officials said yesterday. The discovery of several completed gas centrifuges, coupled with last week’s find of blueprints for a previously unknown Iranian enrichment project, will be part of a critical International Atomic Energy Agency report expected to detail Iran’s recent nuclear shortcomings, according to diplomats and government experts. The lengthy IAEA report, scheduled to be released in coming days, will provide “evidence that the Iranians’ dossier was neither complete nor correct,” said a Vienna-based diplomat familiar with the U.N. watchdog’s work. He said the list of IAEA descriptions will reveal “serious discrepancies.” Full Story

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