‘U.S. knew of secret Iranian nuclear plant for years’

Yossi Melman, 26/9/09

The United States has known for years of the existence of a secret Iranian nuclear enrichment facility, a senior U.S. official stated Friday. The official stated that the facility is well-hidden and well-defended and that Iranian officials admitted to building the facility after they discovered that its existence was known. The U.S. source said that Iran discovered that U.S. intelligence had compiled a dossier on the facility and the Islamic Republic then sent a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) disclosing the existence of the facility.

See: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1117085.html; Secret enrichment facility ‘being built inside mountain’; http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,26127359-601,00.html; http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1117043.html