Iran announces new uranium enrichment plant

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Tehran, Aug 16: Iran's nuclear chief told that Iran will begin construction of a new uranium enrichment site by Mar 2011.

On Monday Aug 16, Ali Akbar Salehi, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), revealed Iran's new plan in spite of international efforts to halt Tehran"s enrichment program. The enrichment of uranium can be used for power generation or nuclear weapons making.

"Studies for the location of 10 uranium enrichment facilities have ended. The construction of one of these facilities will begin in first months of 2011," said Salehi.

The planned site is among 10 new sites that Iran approved in 2009 in a dramatic expansion of the controversial program. Iran officials explained that it needs 20 sites to meet domestic electricity needs in the next 15 years.

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