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Report: Iran worked on nuclear trigger

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Report: Iran worked on nuclear trigger
Iran's first nuclear power plant was opened by Iranian and Russian engineers as they began loading fuel into the plant in Bushehr, Iran, south of Tehran on August 21.2010. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian | License Photo

NEW YORK, May 25 (UPI) -- The international nuclear watchdog says it has unspecified evidence Iran worked on technology designed to set off a nuclear weapon.

The revelation came in the middle of a nine-page report by the International Atomic Energy Agency released Tuesday, The New York Times reported. The IAEA reports to the United Nations.

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The Times quoted the report as saying the organization has evidence Iran conducted work on sophisticated nuclear triggering technology, but did not say where the evidence came from or provide many details.

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The IAEA report said Iran appears to have recovered from the Stuxnet computer worm, which was designed to cripple Iran's nuclear fuel production.

The IAEA, in a separate report on Syria, also said the first time the country was "very likely" building a secret nuclear reactor, which wasn't reported to the agency, the Times reported.

Israel bombed the site in 2007. The CIA released pre-bombing photos of the reactor in 2008, the Times said, but the agency was skeptical of evidence provided by the Bush administration.

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