Russia says seized radioactive material en route to Iran

Reuters News
|
Posted: Dec 19, 2011 3:47 AM
Russia says seized radioactive material en route to Iran

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)