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Iran Tested Nuclear Bomb Detonator, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Reports

April 13, 2012

Iran has tested detonators for a nuclear bomb, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported in an e-mailed preview of an article to be published today,

The newspaper added that the International Atomic Energy Agency had solid evidence that the attempt was made in a blast chamber at Parchin, the newspaper said, citing an unidentified Western intelligence service official.

Agency inspectors want access to the Parchin base to determine the possible military dimensions of the tests, the newspaper added.

To contact the reporter on this story: James Kraus in London at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Colin Keatinge at

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