Salehi. Plans presented to Ahmadinejad
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Iran plans on building 2 more nuclear plants

Iran's atomic chief unveils construction plans for two uranium enrichment facilities due within next six months, which have been submitted to Ahmadinejad

The Islamic Republic remains undeterred as Western powers come closer to a decision on sanctions. Iran's atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Saturday that plans to build one or two new uranium enrichment plants had been submitted to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


Salehi said the construction of new uranium enrichment sites may start in the first half of the current Iranian year, which runs through March 2011.


"According to the atomic energy organization (of Iran), we will launch one or two facilities," he told the ILNA news agency.


"These facilities are dispersed in different areas of the country and they will be built at the targeted sites as Ahmadinejad sees fit."


The Islamic Republic is scheduled to celebrate "nuclear day" this Friday, during which Ahmadinejad is expected to deliver "good news."


According to Salehi, the president will present the Republic's nuclear achievements.


Earlier on Saturday Ahmadinejad addressed Washington during a speech and stressed that Iran's progress will not be stopped.


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