Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to attend the Non-Proliferation Treaty conference next week in New York. Sanctions have slowed – but not arrested – Iran's nuclear program.
It's the first time the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN's nuclear watchdog agency, has said that Iran may be working on a warhead. The IAEA wants specific information on detonators, missile design, and uranium enrichment. So far, Iran says that allegations about a military nuclear program are 'baseless.'
Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that the Iran nuclear program could produce its own higher enriched nuclear fuel. But some analysts cast doubt on Iran's capacity to do so.
Revelations about the Qom facility could give the US and its partners a stronger hand in dealing with Ahmadinejad. But experts say it's no alternative for sanctions.
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Western and Iranian officials consider new framework as Iran program progresses.