Wednesday, April 12, 2006
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer -- Wednesday, 55 minutes ago
TEHRAN, 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.
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 has demanded that Iran stop all enrichment activity because of suspicions the program's aim is to make weapons.
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