Russia says seized radioactive material en route to Iran

By Reuters
Friday, December 16, 2011 7:29 EDT
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian customs service said on Friday it had seized radioactive material found in the luggage of a passenger bound for Tehran at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport.

The service said in a statement that tests showed the material was a radioactive isotope which could be obtained only “as a result of a nuclear reactor’s operations.”

(Reporting by Gleb Bryanski, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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