Iran announces discovery of uranium deposits

Published February 10th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

Iranian President Mohammed Khatami announced Sunday that uranium deposits had been discovered in central Iran, and that his government was building two factories to convert the ore into fuel for its nuclear power stations. 


Khatami was quoted by IRNA news agency as telling officials from the science, research and technology ministry that the mine was located 200 kilometers from the central city of Yazd. 


The uranium is already being extracted, the official news agency added. ( 

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