Iran tried to smuggle thousands of specialized magnets through China for its centrifuges, in an effort to speed its path to reaching nuclear weapons capability, according to a new US report.
A handout picture released by the official website of Iran's presidency shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a visit to the Natanz uranium enrichment facilities some 300 kms, south of the capital Tehran on April 8, 2008. Iran tried to smuggle thousands of specialized magnets through China for its centrifuges, according to a new US report.
The report, by a renowned American nuclear scientist, said the operation highlighted the importance of China as a transit point for Iran's nuclear program, and called for sanctions against any Chinese firms involved.
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