Skip to comments.Cairo worries as IAEA probes enriched uranium find (Egypt's Secret Nuclear Weapons Program)
Posted on 11/14/2010 10:35:42 AM PST by mojito
VIENNA Egypt fears being grouped with the likes of Iran and Syria if a UN investigation into traces of highly enriched uranium found in the country isn't brought to a swift end, according to what officials describe as a confidential report from the country's nuclear agency.
The particles enriched close to the levels required to arm nuclear missiles have been under investigation since being detected by the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2007 and 2008. Egypt, a US ally in the Middle East, has said the particles originated from abroad and were inadvertently imported, but the agency is unsatisfied with that answer.
The IAEA first disclosed that it was probing Egypt in May 2009, in a restricted report obtained by the AP. The reports said traces of low-enriched uranium also were found at the site Inshas, northeast of Cairo, where Egypt's two small research reactors are located.
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Of course, what happens should the Mubarak regime collapse and a Muslim Brotherhood Egypt come in to being, well, that's another story.
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