Friday, February 20, 2009

Iran markedly slows atom enrichment expansion-IAEA
REUTERS: Iran has considerably slowed down the expansion of its contested uranium enrichment programme, said a confidential International Atomic Energy Agency report obtained by Reuters on Thursday. The U.N. watchdog said Iran had increased the number of centrifuges refining uranium, a process that can produce fuel for civilian energy or potentially for atom bombs, by only 164 from 3,800 in November, an insignificant change.