Last Friday a UN report pointed out that Iran is expanding the capacity of its controversial underground nuclear facility. Now the leaders of the country prepare to increase production of a more purified form of enriched uranium in defiance of Western demands for a freeze.
This month the UN inspectors who visited the plant near the city of Qom saw hundreds of newly installed centrifuges showing a steady progress in boosting the capability of the facility. The uranium plan of Iran causes international concern regarding the country’s possibility to pursuit nuclear weapons.
The UN inspectors discovered traces of a form of uranium that is closer to the kind needed to create weapons-grade fuel than the Iranians have previously acknowledged making. The officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency are investigating the matter.
According to several weapons experts, the plants expansion adds worries about Iran’s nuclear, now the country has been scheduled for talks in June. “Iran is dealing itself more cards for the negotiations,” said Joshua Pollack, a government consultant on nuclear issues. (AV)