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SENDAI (Kyodo) An Iranian student who had belonged to an institute suspected of involvement in Tehran’s nuclear weapons program studied technology related to reprocessing spent nuclear fuel at Tohoku University graduate school, according to the state-run university.

The student returned to Iran after studying about technology for removing rare metals from highly radioactive liquid waste generated in nuclear fuel reprocessing. But the university denies the possibility that what he learned may lead to making nuclear arms.

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