January 1st, 2012
05:20 AM ET

Report: Iran builds, tests first nuclear rod

Iran succeeded in building and testing the country's first nuclear fuel rod, the semiofficial news agency FARS said Sunday.
The rod, containing natural uranium, was successfully tested and is being "radiated in the core of the Tehran research nuclear reactor,"  the news agency said, citing Iran's atomic energy agency website.
Natural uranium is used to fuel reactors.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    Iran has often been at the forefront of scientific progress: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/islamic-bikes/

    January 1, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Official, semi

    CNN refers to Iran's FARS news agency as "semi" official. Does that make CNN official?

    January 1, 2012 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. jokster

    Oh yes right up there in the front andreas,with who mogolia or how about nigeria. Yep them are three scientific superpowers.What only 70yrs behind theUS

    January 1, 2012 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. hamsta

    cnn is the official propaganda machine for the obama administration

    January 1, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Brigadier Crawypaws

    @ hamsta @ Official, semi , well said 😉

    January 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    *Rolling my eyes*

    January 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. .gung hoe

    @banasy ya liked hamstas post i take it is kinda out there isnt it.Oh happy new year to all my posting friends

    January 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    "Shaking my head"

    January 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pete/Ark

    In the late 60's, satirist Tom Leher wrote a song called "Who's Next?"...if you're under 60 I suggest you download and listen.

    January 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |

    ironiaclly the rod is pen-is shapped and the reactor is shapped like jeruselim...

    January 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    I should think with your high esteem for our POTUS, you would be more inclined to like it than I.

    I'll just combine my action with bc(iah)©'s action and see if I could make my position a little clearer:

    *Rolling my eyes while shaking my head*

    January 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Too funny! And im with you banasy and bobcat, even the repugnants dont know which one if any of their candidates would make a good POTUS! Everyday they flip flop over whos the best cuz they know, not a one of em can beat OBAMA!

    January 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. John Doe

    I bed Iran has nuclear weapon development plans just like my goverment told me Sudam had WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. When will America wake up and figure out our goverment lies continouly to us. The worst part is the media is really to blame.

    January 1, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |