Wednesday, April 12, 2006


AP: Iran plans 100X more uranium enrichment

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer -- Wednesday, 55 minutes ago

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran intends to enrich uranium on a scale hundreds of times larger than its current level, the country's deputy nuclear chief said Wednesday, signaling its resolve to expand a program the international community insists it halt.

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks in Torbate Heydarieh in Khorasan Razavi province, 890 km (530 miles) northeast of Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, April 12, 2006. Denouncing Iran's successful enrichment of uranium as unacceptable to the international community, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday the U.N. Security Council must consider 'strong steps' to induce Tehran to change course. (AP Photo/Mehr News Agency)President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, right, said Tuesday that Iran for the first time had succeeded on a small scale in enriching uranium, a key step in generating fuel for a reactor or fissile material for a bomb. The U.N. Security Council has demanded that Iran stop all enrichment activity because of suspicions the program's aim is to make weapons.

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