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Iran 'to press on with reactor'

Iran plans to start building a heavy water reactor which could produce weapons-grade plutonium, diplomats say. Tehran told the head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) it would start construction in June, the sources at the IAEA said. Although Iran insists the plant is purely for research, the diplomats say it is a worrying development. One said the plant could produce enough plutonium to make a nuclear weapon each year. Mohamed ElBaradei was told of Iran’s plans on Tuesday, during a visit to the Iranian capital, the sources said. The plant would be built in Arak, 200km (120 miles) southwest of Tehran. Full Story

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