/* Am I A Pundit Now?: Iran Admits Nuclear Cheating

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Iran Admits Nuclear Cheating

While most of the focus on Iran's nuclear program has focused on gas centrifuges being used to enrich uranium, Iran has recently admitted that it had also enriched plutonium - years after it had claimed it had stopped doing so.

The IAEA did its job and caught the Iranians red-handed by testing plutonium samples for enrichment.

Both plutonium and uranium enrichment can be done for peaceful purposes, as long as these materials are not enriched so much that they can be used as weapons.

But it's gotta make you wonder: why does a nation swimming in oil need nuclear technology?

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