Iran Censured for its Nuclear Program

Friday, November 27, 2009

The International Atomic Energy Agency has condemned Iran for developing a uranium enrichment site in secret.

According to the BBC, the IAEA has also called on Iran to halt its uranium enrichment project immediately. The resolution passed with a 25-3 margin, with support from Russia and China. Only Cuba, Venezuela and Malaysia voted against the measure.

Iran maintains its nuclear program is intended for peaceful energy purposes, but the US believes the country is working toward building nuclear weapons. The new uranium enrichment site was discovered in September. The IAEA is calling on the Iranian government to reveal the purpose of that plant and confirm it is not building any others.

The US says if Iran does not adhere to the requests, it will be further isolated. But Iran says the IAEA's action was useless and jeopardizes future negotiations.

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