Iran's Nuke Admission


A satellite view of Iran's Natanz nuclear facility

Iran, under fire for its suspected pursuit of nuclear weapons, has made surprisingly forthright admissions to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Sources familiar with Iran's declaration, which IAEA chief Mohammed ElBaradei will present to the agency's board this week, say it has admitted that it enriched uranium at the Kalay-e electric plant outside Tehran, in violation of its IAEA agreements. The revelation is part of a massive disclosure Tehran made in an attempt to avoid threatened sanctions for its nuclear activities. The disclosures may, if temporarily, thwart U.S. efforts to bring more international pressure on the country over...

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