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IAEA Discusses Iran, South Korea


The International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, continues closed-door meetings in Vienna Friday on the nuclear activities of Iran and South Korea.

Iran has promised the European Union that it will freeze all activities linked to uranium enrichment, which can produce both nuclear fuel and material for atomic weapons. But Iran continues to demand that it be allowed to operate 20 centrifuges, although the EU insists all enrichment activity be suspended.

The IAEA will decide whether Iran should be referred to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions if it was covertly trying to produce nuclear weapons.

On the issue of South Korea, delegates said the overwhelming sentiment was to issue a statement of rebuke over experiments that produced small amounts of weapons-grade uranium and plutonium.

Some information for this story provided by AFP and AP.

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