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Traces of Uranium Found in Libya

International inspectors said in a confidential report Friday that they had discovered traces of uranium suitable for nuclear weapons in Libya that were similar to contamination found last year in Iran. The International Atomic Energy Agency said in the report that small particles of weapons-grade uranium were found on components for centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear reactors or bombs. The components arrived in Libya from Pakistan in December 2002 and were purchased through an international nuclear smuggling ring headed by Abdul Qadeer Khan, a Pakistani scientist. Similar contamination was found last year at three locations in Iran, which is also suspected of having received nuclear technology through Khan’s network. Full Story

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