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Britain Calls for Iran to Hand Over Sensitive Nuclear Documents


Iran is facing calls to hand over sensitive nuclear documents for analysis, one day after it escaped immediate referral to the United Nations Security Council for its nuclear activities.

At a meeting Friday in Vienna of the International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-member board, Britain called for Iran to allow the five main nuclear powers to examine what some experts say are designs for making the explosive core of a nuclear warhead.

Iran insists it did not ask for the designs but was given them by Pakistan's nuclear black market network run by disgraced scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan.

The call for examination comes as a report circulating in Vienna says Iran's top nuclear officials met late last month to discuss resuming their enrichment program. In August, Iran restarted uranium conversion - a precursor to enrichment. That move prompted Europe to break off nuclear talks with Tehran.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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