Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Iran to use 54,000 centrifuges for nuclear fuel

Continuing a PR blitz, Iran said it was intent on producing nuclear fuel and would use a facility in the town of Natanz to supply a 1,000 megawatt nuclear plant.

Yesterday Iran claimed to have enriched uranium in centrifuges in defiance of a U.N. Security Council directive.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice called for "strong steps" to stop Iran's march toward nuclear power.

However, at present it seems as though the Security Council, not to speak of the United Nations itself, is divided on the issue. Many members have expressed a willingness to wait for a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency due at the end of April.

U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said the U.S. would "look at other alternative" if the Security Council did not act.

America has already leveled economic sanctions against North Korea for that country's defiance of U.S. dictates on nuclear development.

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