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A Secret Site Unearthed?

In the run-up to its Oct. 1 summit with Western powers, Russia and China, Iran added fuel to the incendiary debate over its nuclear ambitions by revealing the existence of a new uranium-enrichment facility outside the holy city of Qum. News of the plant, the second of its kind in Iran, drew sharp criticism from Western leaders, including President Obama, who condemned Tehran for "breaking rules" and demanded that the country "cooperate fully and comprehensively" with International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, insisted that plans for...

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