Iran has reached another milestone in its nuclear program, U.N. inspectors reported Friday, November 16, saying the country has completed work on an underground factory for making enriched uranium, The Washington Post reported. Western officials fear that the heavily fortified Fordow facility could some day be used to make a nuclear bomb. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency also documented a sharp rise in Iran’s stockpile of a more purified form of enriched uranium that can be converted relatively easily into fissile material for nuclear weapons. The advances are likely to fuel anxiety over Iran’s nuclear ambitions because both potentially shorten the country’s pathway to becoming a nuclear-weapons state. IAEA officials chided Iran in the report for failing to take steps to ease international concerns about its nuclear program.