Iran starts converting new batch of uranium: diplomat

Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:04 PM ET

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has begun processing a new batch of uranium at its Isfahan nuclear plant despite U.S. and European pressure to halt all sensitive nuclear work, a diplomat said on Wednesday.

"Conversion has resumed," the diplomat, who is close to the International Atomic Energy Agency, told Reuters in Vienna. A spokesman for the U.N. nuclear watchdog did not confirm the information, but said IAEA inspectors were in Isfahan.

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