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Suspect Iraqi Tubes Unintended for Atomic Arms -UN

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— UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that aluminum tubes suspected of being a part of an Iraqi nuclear arms program were unsuitable for that use.

ElBaradei, director-general of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, said according to his speaking notes obtained by Reuters that U.N. arms inspectors in Iraq had concluded that the tubes "appear to be consistent with reverse engineering of rockets," as Baghdad has claimed, rather than for enriching uranium for nuclear arms.

The United States and Britain have raised the alarm in recent months over alleged attempts by Iraq to buy aluminum tubes that could be used to process uranium. Iraq denied the charges and said it had had the tubes since the 1980s.

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