Trouble

Iran's Secret Nuclear Facility

Iran has kept an underground nuclear fuel facility a secret for years, President Obama and allies from Britain and France announced Friday, hoping to add urgency to the ongoing diplomatic confrontation. The president demanded that the International Atomic Energy Agency be allowed to conduct an immediate inspection of the facility where they say production is taking place. The U.S. has been tracking the covert project for years, but Obama decided to make findings public after Iran recently discovered Western intelligence agencies had breached the secrecy surrounding the project, The New York Times reports. U.S. officials said that while the plant is not up and running it could be in operation next year. “They have cheated three times,” one administration official told The Times. “And they have now been caught three times.”