Sunday, October 25, 2009

Qom Enrichment Facility Is Not Iran's Only Hidden Nuclear Plant

Four International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors were due in Tehran Sunday, Oct. 25 for their prearranged visit to the newly-discovered uranium enrichment facility near Qom. Aside from that inspection, not much else is left of the Obama administration's pursuit of engagement on Iran's nuclear program. Saturday, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani threw out IAEA Director Mohamad ElBaradei's overseas enrichment plan the day after it was hailed by the big powers.

Soon after Larijani's rejection, President Obama put in hurried calls to the Russian and French presidents on the new crisis.