UN Nixes Reports of Blast at Iran Nuclear Facility

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) -- The U.N. nuclear agency is dismissing reports of a major explosion at Iran's fortified underground nuclear facility.
International Atomic Energy Agency spokeswoman Gill Tudor told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Iran's denial of "an incident" at the Fordo uranium enrichment plant is "consistent with our observations."
Some news organizations have cited Israeli intelligence reports of a blast at Fordo.
A diplomat familiar with the issue told AP that the IAEA's information came directly from IAEA inspectors at Fordo. He demanded anonymity because he was not authorized to comment.
Iran is enriching uranium at Fordo to a level that is just a technical step away from nuclear warhead material.
Tehran says it is enriching only for reactor fuel and for scientific purposes and denies accusations it wants nuclear arms.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 188926771