By Nikola Krastev, RFE/RLUNITED NATIONS -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has responded to revelations about a previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear facility by urging all sides to exercise restraint until all the details are fully analyzed.
The Development and Proliferation of
Today eight countries
are possessing nuclear weapons. The five nuclear weapons states
United States, Russia (former Soviet Union), United Kingdom, France
and China, are the only countries allowed to have nuclear weapons
according to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) from 1970. All
members of the United Nations except Israel, India and Pakistan have
signed the NPT.
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- In line with its guarantee to the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA) for clarity on its nuclear activities, Iran has informed the
agency that it is constructing a second plant for uranium enrichment.
"I can confirm that on 21 September, Iran informed the IAEA in a letter that a new pilot fuel enrichment plant is under construction in the country," agency spokesman Marc Vidricaire said Friday.
According to the spokesman, the letter underlined that the enrichment level in the plant would only be up to 5 percent.
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