President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tours Iran’s first nuclear facility, at Natanz, in April.
Following Thursday’s U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at halting nuclear proliferation, President Obama announced Friday that Iran has concealed a partly built second uranium enrichment plant. The Iranians admitted existence of the plant but asserted that it would be used only for peaceful purposes. —JCL
Iran concealed a partially-built second uranium enrichment plant in defiance of calls for transparency over its nuclear plans, US President Barack Obama says.
The leaders of the US, UK and France demanded UN inspectors be given immediate access to the facility and threatened tough new sanctions.
Iran told the UN about the plant on Monday, saying it was not operational yet and would provide nuclear energy.
Iranian officials in New York and Tehran denied the plant was a secret.
Tehran has previously acknowledged it has one enrichment plant, at Natanz.