January 9th, 2012
02:46 AM ET

Report: Uranium enrichment begins at new Iranian site

Iran started enriching uranium at a new nuclear facility in the north that is "immune to any military attack," according to a fundamentalist newspaper with ties to the nation's supreme leader.
"Based on reports we received yesterday, Iran has begun uranium enrichment at the Fordo facility at the height of the threats by foreign enemies," the semiofficial Kayhan newspaper said Sunday.
The Fordo nuclear enrichment plant is in the mountains of Qom province, where Iran says it has 3,000 centrifigues in operation.  Another nuclear facility in Natanz is said to have 8,000 of the machines enriching uranium.

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  1. Bravo

    This story mentions that Iran's media has ties with Iran's President. How un-American is that? NUKE 'EM! Free the Iranian people of this man who has media ties amd the gaul to make his own nuclear energy.

    January 9, 2012 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    What is that–oh no, not RAID...RAID...
    Kill bugs dead before you need a professional exterminator.

    January 9, 2012 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. hamsta

    @bravo thank u for finally admitting obama is unamerican cuz he has media ties in his pocket.

    January 9, 2012 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. Thinker23

    I'd like to ask those who believe that Iranian nuclear efforts are "nuclear energy" and not nuclear weapons... How will Iran possibly use hundreds of long range ballistic missiles which cost at least $3 million each and are virtually harmless without proper warheads?

    January 9, 2012 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. ronvan

    Just another messed up, two bit, country that has a large target all over it. With the complete "whack job" leader, he just might be stupid enough to use one. BUT, don't worry, Isreal will be the FIRST to take care of this problem.

    January 9, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Of course, Israel will.
    That's what the King David Hotel was for.

    January 9, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    @ hamsta! You really are fixated on that unhealthy hatred of OBAMA arent you? He NEVER said OBAMA once in his post, re-read it, several times if you must!

    January 9, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ chrissy

    I was thinking the same thing. He said the Iranian press had ties to the Iranian President. So how does that equal President Obama being un-american.
    Looks like hamsta is going to have another four long years to perfect his rhetoric.

    January 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey

    Considering the recent relations with the Venezuelans this is becoming a very scary situation that may bring war to the western hemisphere not to mention nuclear!

    January 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Brandon

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta let slip on Sunday the big open secret that Washington war hawks don’t want widely known: Iran is not developing nuclear weapons.

    January 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |