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U.N.: S.Korea Enriched Uranium Close to Bomb Fuel

South Korea has admitted to the U.N. atomic watchdog that government scientists used lasers to enrich a small amount of uranium to a level one Western diplomat said Thursday was close to what could fuel an atomic bomb. Asked how highly enriched the uranium produced by the Korean scientists was, a Vienna-based diplomat close to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told Reuters it was below but “very close” to the threshold for bomb-grade uranium. “It was well beyond the level that would be needed for a civilian program,” the diplomat said. “The government says that its program is peaceful and the IAEA is not making any judgments on that issue.” Full Story

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