For riktig å vise hva det syntes om kritikken fra IAEA varslet Iran søndag at det vil bygge ti nye anrikingsanlegg for uran. Til sammen vil de romme 500.000 sentrifuger. Dit er det nok langt frem, men kursen er klar.
Iran’s defiance will likely heighten tensions with the West, which has signaled it is running out of patience with Iran’s continuing enrichment and its balking at a U.N. deal aimed at ensuring Tehran cannot build a nuclear weapon in the near-term future. The U.S. and its allies have hinted at new U.N. sanctions if Iran does not respond.
The White House said the move «would be yet another serious violation of Iran’s clear obligations under multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions and another example of Iran choosing to isolate itself.»
«Time is running out for Iran to address the international community’s growing concerns about its nuclear program,» White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said.
On Friday, the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency issued a strong rebuke of Iran over enrichment, infuriating Tehran. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani threatened on Sunday to reduce cooperation with the IAEA.
«Should the West continue to pressure us, the legislature can reconsider the level of Iran’s cooperation with the IAEA,» Larijani told parliament in a speech carried live on state radio.