Iran's Nuke Plant

Despite the smiles at last week's summit, George Bush is unhappy that Russia has supplied Iran with reactors for a huge nuclear power complex, shown above in a January satellite photo. Experts say the reactors cannot produce weapons-grade plutonium but they will certainly improve Iran's nuclear know-how. The site, which has docks on the Persian Gulf (1), has one reactor dome completed (2) and a second rising (3), but pipes (4) for the cooling pond remain unattached. The complex is likely to come online in late 2003.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!