Iran may have tested secret nuclear warhead design

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The International Atomic Energy Agency has evidence that Iran may have tested an advanced nuclear warhead design, according to a British newspaper.

The Guardian reported that "previously unpublished documentation" from a dossier complied by the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog group states that Iranian scientists may have tested high-explosive components of a two-point implosion device, and the IAEA has asked Iran to explain the finding.

The existence of such technology is officially secret in both the United States and Britain. The device would enable the production of smaller and simpler warheads, making it easier to attach them to a missile.

The IAEA was not available for comment. The group said in September that it has no proof Iran has or once had a secret nuclear program.

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