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US, France, Uk leaders order Iran to open covert plant to IAEA inspectors.

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (KUNA) -- US, French, and British leaders ordered Iran

- 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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