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Signaling its growing concern over Iran’s nuclear noncompliance, the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, has passed a resolution on Iran for the first time in nearly 4 years. The resolution noted with serious concern that Iran began construction of a new uranium enrichment facility at Fordo, located near Qom, in violation of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions. The facility was built without prior notice, in violation of Iran’s safeguards agreement.

The resolution urged Iran to immediately halt its construction, and criticized Iran for continuing to defy previous resolutions which require suspension of all uranium enrichment-related activities. The resolution underlined the fact that Iran’s declaration of the Fordo facility reduces the level of confidence about whether there are any other undeclared nuclear facilities under construction in Iran. Source: VOA

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