Iran says it has made a nuclear fuel rod - USATODAY.com
ran says its scientists have produced the nation’s first nuclear fuel rod, a feat of engineering the West doubted Tehran was capable of.
Sunday’s announcement comes after Iran has said it was compelled to manufacture fuel rods on its own since international sanctions banned Tehran from buying them on foreign markets.
Nuclear fuel rods contain pellets of enriched uranium that provide fuel for nuclear power plants.
Iran’s atomic energy agency’s website says the first domestically made rod has already been inserted into the core of Tehran’s research nuclear reactor.