Vienna: Iran has doubled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges it has in an underground bunker, a UN report said on Thursday, showing Tehran has continued to expand its nuclear programme despite Western pressure and the threat of an Israeli attack.
As Israeli politicians increased their talk of air strikes on Iran's nuclear sites in recent months, the Islamic Republic was rapidly increasing the enrichment capacity of its Fordow site, buried deep underground to withstand any such hit.
The UN International Atomic Energy Agency also said in its quarterly report on Iran that buildings had been demolished and earth removed at a military site the IAEA wants to inspect, in what Western diplomats see as a determined effort by Tehran to clean up any evidence of illicit nuclear-linked tests.
These "extensive activities" at the Parchin complex, the Vienna-based UN agency added, would significantly hamper its investigation there, if and when inspectors are allowed access....more
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It was Balwinder Sandhu's reassuring words that helped Sandeep Patil become more confident about the prospect of facing dreaded late West Indian quick Malcolm Marshall on the cricket pitch during India's triumphant World Cup campaign in 1983, according to a soon-to-be-launched book. In his soon-to-be-launched book titled "The Devil's Pack", co-authored by his former Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers teammate Austin Coutinho, Sandhu has written about his 1983 Cup-winning mates,...
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