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    Uranium Particles Found by IAEA in Iran Prove Past Work on Nuclear Weapon

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    Uranium traces discovered by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Parchin laboratory in Iran in 2015 point to the existence of earlier work on the development of nuclear weapons, a US media outlet reported, citing Washington officials.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) In September 2015, IAEA experts found "chemically man-made particles of natural uranium" at Parchin military complex from soil and air samples collected at the site.

    "The existence of two particles of uranium there would be consistent with our understanding of the involvement of Parchin in a past weapons program, but by themselves don’t definitively prove anything," the Wall Street Journal cited a US senior official as saying.

    On July 14, Iran and the P5+1 group consisting of Russia, the United States, China, the United Kingdom, France and Germany signed a historic deal to guarantee the peaceful nature of Tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

    The same day, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) and the IAEA signed a roadmap for the clarification of possible military aspects of Iran's past and present nuclear activities, including at the controversial Parchin military facility.

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