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Fears Grow of Nuclear Brain Drain to Iran

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Science  07 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5612, pp. 1498
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5612.1498a

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- At a press conference last month, Eduard Shevardnadze, president of the Republic of Georgia, claimed that several nuclear physicists from a breakaway region in the Caucasus are working in Iran. Western experts are also worried about the security of nuclear materials in the region.