Karin Strohecker

SA calls for crackdown on nuclear smugglers

Parts of a global nuclear-smuggling ring initiated by the disgraced father of Pakistan's atom bomb may remain active and nations must do more to crack down on the network, South Africa said on Tuesday. The plea followed last week's conviction by a South African court of a German engineer for his part in the network run by Abdul Qadeer Khan.

UN: Iran slowing down uranium-enrichment work

Iran has slowed the installation of centrifuge machines that enrich uranium for its controversial nuclear programme, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Monday. Western powers have condemned Tehran's expansion of enrichment work in defiance of United Nations demands.

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