IAEA Chief: Iran Has Tripled Its Monthly Production Of Higher-Grade Enriched Uranium

The IAEA reports that Iran has tripled its monthly production of higher-grade enriched uranium, leading the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency to reiterate its “serious concerns” about possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear activities. Yukiya Amano, the IAEA director general, reported to the agency’s board of governors today that little progress has been made in two rounds of talks with Tehran. Iran denies that it is seeking nuclear weapons capabilities but its refusal to curb senstive nuclear work has drawn increasingly tough U.N. and Western sanctions.