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Iranian hardline newspaper says uranium enrichment at new underground site has begun
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ' A hardline newspaper close to Iran's rulers says the country has begun uranium enrichment at a well-protected underground facility.
Kayhan daily reported Sunday that Iran has begun enriching uranium at sophisticated centrifuges at the Fordo site near the holy city of Qom.
Iran's main uranium enrichment site in Natanz in the center of the country is built partly underground, while the long-secret Fordo facility was built deep inside a mountain as a precaution from aerial attacks.
The US and its allies accuse Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.