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Iran Vows to Restart Some Nuclear Activities

Iran will restart some nuclear activities, including a key step prior to uranium enrichment, despite a European agreement over its contentious atomic program, outgoing President Mohammad Khatami said Wednesday. Enrichment is a key process in the nuclear fuel cycle. Uranium enriched to low levels is used as fuel in nuclear power plants to generate electricity, but further enrichment makes it suitable for use in a nuclear bomb. Khatami, who will be replaced by ultraconservative president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Aug. 6, said the government has already decided that uranium reprocessing activities will resume at a nuclear plant in central Iran no matter what the final European agreement entails. Full Story

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