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2/23, 5:17 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Nuclear traces in Iran where they shouldn't be - IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) urged Iran on Tuesday to explain the origins of nuclear material "found in places they should not be."

The agency's Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi stated the cooperation with Iran had not given "positive results for now." Speaking of the organization's investigation, Grossi said the IAEA's probe would allow it to "know exactly how many components were fabricated, exactly how much material was processed or treated or enriched, and so on and so forth."

Earlier this month, Tehran and the IAEA made a temporary agreement that would permit the agency to continue its "necessary verification and monitoring activities for a period of up to three months." Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country would increase enrichment level in the uranium it produced "if needed."

Breaking the News / JR