Iran Defies Censure, Plans Ten Uranium Sites

Parisa Hafezi and Reza Derakhshi, Reuters report:

“Iran announced plans on Sunday to build 10 new uranium enrichment plants in a major expansion of its atomic program, just two days after the U.N. nuclear watchdog rebuked it for carrying out such work in secret….

“The defiant move by hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government will further aggravate tensions between the Islamic Republic and major powers over Iranian nuclear activities….

“Analysts said it would accelerate calls for more U.N. sanctions against Iran. One said it increased the chances of military action to halt an atomic program that Washington and its allies suspect is aimed at building a nuclear bomb, something Tehran strongly denies. The White House condemned the announcement.”

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