Iran increases uranium production
AP photoAn announcement by Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant to increase the production of uranium is concerning some in the West, who believe the plant’s activities are not for peaceful purposes.
According to Germany’s daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, Iran has begun considerably expanding its uranium enrichment plant, meaning that Fordow will only produce uranium and will not conduct research.
The development has been seen as a clear departure from a U.N. Security Council resolution that called for the suspension of Iran’s military-related nuclear program.
Fordow’s location deep inside a mountain makes it hard to penetrate, according to military experts, raising further suspicions in Israel, where many support an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.