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Issue No. 64, Nov. 12, 1999

New Russian nuclear sales (Serial 6411)

An Iran Brief Exclusive:

U.S. intelligence agencies have been picking up signs of steppedup nuclear cooperation with Russia in recent weeks, The Iran Briefhas learned. New contracts, signed in October, between Iranian andRussian entities worry analysts because they involve the transfer ofequipment and know-how needed for Iran's clandestine nuclear-weaponsprogram. The U.S. believes some of this equipment will be shipped toIran in the coming weeks, in violation of Russian government exportcontrols.

U.S. intelligence agencies have also been monitoring progress inbuilding an uranium conversion plant at the Isfahan NuclearTechnology Center. This was among the projects initiated by Chinesegovernment-owned firms which the Chinese pledged to halt[...]

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