Iran Undertook Nuclear-Bomb Studies Before 2009, IAEA Finds

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  • Agency ends 12-year probe of suspected weapons research
  • Report marks next step toward implementing nuclear accord

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Iranian scientists experimented with technologies that could be used to make a nuclear bomb without ever taking the final steps needed to turn their work into a weapon, international investigators said in a landmark report aimed at ending a 12-year inquiry. 

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