EU, Iran downplay accord, while report says Pakistani scientist gave Iran nuclear material

[JURIST] Both the EU and Iran Wednesday sought to condition a tentative agreement on Iran's suspension of uranium enrichment on further cooperation between both sides. Iran warned that it would halt its suspension if further progress was not made when it meets with European leaders in December, while the EU cautioned Iran that it could still be referred to the UN Security Council for its nuclear activities. Amid the war of words between both sides, an Iranian opposition group Wednesday reported that Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan gave weapons grade enriched uranium to Iran in 2001 and that Iran was seeking to complete a weapon in 2005. Farid Soleimani, an official with the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said that Khan had given Iran similar weapons designs as those he gave Libya. Khan has admitted to leading a black-market nuclear weapons network that distributed materials and technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea. The opposition group also reportedly disclosed a new weapons site, CNN reported. The International Atomic Energy Agency has more on negotiations with Iran. AFP has more.

 

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