Mideast Iran Nuclear

Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, listens to a question posed by media in his office in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, where he said that Iran built its newly revealed uranium enrichment facility inside a mountain and next to a military site to ensure continuity of its nuclear activities in case of an attack. Salehi said the site, near the holy city of Qom, was selected after a careful study by the authorities and will be open to inspections by the U.N. nuclear watchdog, and that his country is in talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency to set a timetable “soon” for a visit.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) Original Filename: AP090929013218.jpg

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