Iran’s nuclear weapons programme has once again caught the world’s attention with reports claiming that the country is working towards developing a technology for producing plutonium. Although Iran still lacks the technology to reprocess plutonium for weapon purposes, experts fear that the country may seek North Korea’s assistance in the matter. The latter has already developed the technology. Iran, meanwhile, insists that its nuclear facilities are only for peaceful use.
The report comes at a time when the leading nations of the world (namely, Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany) are holding talks with Iran for reviewing sanctions imposed against it. The talks resumed last month after Iran showed signs of slightly softening its position vis-a-vis its nuclear programme.