Iran has been forced to build 10 new uranium enrichment facilities, said one of the Islamic Republic’s vice presidents.
Ali Akbar Salehi said that Tehran had no intention of building these uranium enrichment facilities until the UN nuclear watchdog criticized it.
He told state radio that Iran, following the resolution passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency on Friday, had to sent a strong response to it.
The resolution had demanded a halt in construction of its newly revealed uranium enrichment facility.
On Sunday, Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, approved plans for construction of 10 industrial scale uranium enrichment facilities for production of nuclear fuel.
The US and its allies fear that the facilities could also produce material for a nuclear weapon and have called for an immediate halt to Iran’s enrichment of uranium.