US, France, Uk leaders order Iran to open covert plant to IAEA inspectors.
- at the Group of 20 economic summit Friday - to allow international
inspectors entry to a covert nuclear plant the leaders accuse Iran of housing.
At a joint press conference with French President Nicholas Sarkozy and
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the start of the Group of 20 economic
summit in Pittsburgh, US President Barack Obama boldly stated that evidence
gathered by the western intelligence community found that Iran has concealed a
second uranium enrichment plant 100 miles southwest of Tehran. Obama called this "a direct challenge to the non-proliferation regime." It
demonstrated Irans "unwillingness to adhere to international responsibilities."
The leaders ordered Iran to allow inspectors from the International Atomic
Energy Agency to inspect the facility for nuclear fuel which could be used for
Next month, the UK, France, Germany, the US, Russia and China E3+3 group
will meet in Istanbul to confront Iran over its disputed nuclear ambitions.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Iran has until December to comply or
face new sanctions. Iran revealed the facilities' existence in a letter sent Monday to Mohamed
ElBaradei, head of the atomic energy agency (IAEA).
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|Date:||Sep 25, 2009|
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