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IAEA chief calls for more cooperation from Iran on nuclear disclosures

[JURIST] Mohamed ElBaradei [official profile], Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency [official website], called Monday for Iran to be more open and proactive in providing information to the UN nuclear watchdog organization concerning its nuclear programs. His remarks were made at the opening session of the IAEA Board of Directors meeting, just one day after Iran [official presidency website] and Russia signed an agreement [BBC report] under which Russia will supply Iran with uranium fuel for its first nuclear reactor. Part of the agreement specifies [Reuters report] that Iran will return spent fuel, which can be refined into weapons-grade uranium, to Russian control. The US alleges that Iran's attempt to build nuclear reactors is a cover for developing nuclear material to be used in nuclear weapons. Read the IAEA transcript of ElBaradei's remarks. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage [JURIST Countries archive] of Iran. Reuters has more.

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