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Iran Claims To Produce Nuclear Fuel Rod

Iran is claiming it has produced its first nuclear fuel rod.
TEHRAN, IRAN  --  Iran is claiming it has produced its first nuclear fuel rod.
  
Such rods have enriched uranium that provide fuel for nuclear power plants.
  
Iran's development comes as it faces pressure from the international community about its nuclear program.
  
The U.S. and other countries fear Iran may be developing nuclear weapons.
  
Iran says its atomic programs are meant for peaceful purposes.
  
Recent threats of more sanctions have prompted Iran to hold naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz and test a new long-range surface-to-sea missile.
  
(Copyright 2012 by VERTEXNews/Newsroom Solutions)
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