You’ve entered that gray area between day and night:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 — In open defiance of the United Nations, Iran is steadily expanding — rather than freezing — its efforts to enrich uranium, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported today. The findings have prompted the Bush Administration to press for more severe sanctions against Iran, at a moment of greatly increased tensions between Washington and Tehran.
In a mild surprise to outside experts, the nuclear agency reported that Iran is now operating, or is about to switch on, roughly 1,000 centrifuges, the high-speed devices that enrich uranium, at its main nuclear facility at Natanz.
A dim, featureless plain where the past and present blur with the future:
Before the report was issued, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the U.S. and its allies would use the Security Council and other “available channels” to bring Tehran back to negotiations over its nuclear program.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was “deeply concerned … that the Iranian government did not meet the (Wednesday) deadline set by the Security Council.”
“I urge again that the Iranian government should fully comply with the Security Council” as soon as possible, he told reporters in Vienna, saying Iran’s nuclear activities had “great implications for peace and security, as well as nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.”
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