Iran denies building secret nuclear facility

Iranian opposition group claimed to have discovered a new uranium enrichment plant being built about 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of Tehran and said it was 85 percent complete.

Iran denies building secret nuclear facility

Iran is denying an opposition group's claim that it is building a secret nuclear facility west of the capital.

The head of Iran's nuclear agency, Ali Akbar Salehi, said the country has no undeclared nuclear sites, according to a report Friday by the semiofficial Mehr news agency.

On Thursday, an Iranian opposition group claimed to have discovered a new uranium enrichment plant being built about 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of Tehran and said it was 85 percent complete.

Washington also disputed the claim by the People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, saying the site did not appear to have a nuclear role.

Washington said the U.S. has known about the facility for years but has no reason to think it is nuclear.

"We have informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about all of our nuclear facilities, Salehi said.


Agencies

Last Mod: 10 Eylül 2010, 17:33
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