CAIRO, May 7 (UPI) -- The U.N. nuclear watchdog uncovered traces of highly enriched uranium at a nuclear facility in Egypt, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The Journal said its review of findings by the International Atomic Energy Agency disclosed trace amounts of uranium that could be used for a nuclear weapon.
The IAEA reports date back to 2007. The Journal's sources said the uranium was found in dust samples collected from the Inshaf nuclear research facility.
The discovery comes as the United Nations and world leaders conduct preliminary reviews of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
A committee met earlier this week in New York to consider the articles of the NPT and to weigh considerations for a review conference scheduled for 2010.