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February 17, 2013 10:01 am

Iranian Lawmaker Says Fordo Nuclear Plant “Will Never Be Shut Down”

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Satellite view of the uranium-enrichment facility near Qom, Iran. Photo: DigitalGlobe.

Times of Israel – A senior Iranian politician said Tehran would never shut down the controversial Fordo nuclear facility Sunday, insisting demands that it do so were aimed at helping Israel.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, made the comments several days after reports surfaced that the US and other world powers would offer to ease sanctions in return for shuttering the heavily guarded uranium enrichment facility.

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