1938 Alert: “Iran Reaches Key Step in Nuclear Process,” from AP:
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has successfully enriched uranium for the first time, a major development in its fuel cycle technology, news agencies quoted former President Hashemi Rafsanjani as saying Tuesday.
Current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad added that Iran “will soon join the club of countries with nuclear technology.”
The U.N. Security Council has demanded that Iran stop all uranium enrichment activity by April 28. Iran has rejected the demand, saying it has a right to develop the process.