May 25, 2012, 1600 EDT Update: The International Atomic Energy today said that it found traces of uranium enriched to 27 percent uranium-235 at the Fordow enrichment plant in Iran. If true, this would represent Iranian efforts to make nuclear fuel that goes substantially beyond what it has declared and probably indicates a new covert enrichment site. Several analysts have been cautious about this finding, saying that it could represent a technical error.
In addition to the Baghdad meeting, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been trying to reach agreement with Iran on access to facilities alleged to be associated with nuclear weapons research. Iran appears to be playing for time while judging how hard the international community is willing to push for a comprehensive solution.
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