Iran Develops Nuclear ‘Plan B’

    -- FILE --  In this Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, file photo, a part of Arak heavy water nuclear facilities is seen, near the central city of Arak, 150 miles (250 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran has floated specific dates for reopening talks with the U.S. and other world powers about its nuclear program. At the same time, Tehran has left U.N. nuclear inspectors empty-handed when it comes to addressing Western suspicions that it's conducting tests related to nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Mehdi Marizad, File)

    Portion of Arak nuclear facility photographed in Jan. 2011. (Mehdi Marizad/Fars News Agency, via AP)

    Who knew Iran followed the motto of “try, try again” so well? The country is apparently developing a Plan B for a nuclear bomb, with satellite images taken earlier this month showing Iran has activated a plant that could have nuclear capabilities. The images, published in Britain’s Telegraph on Wednesday, show signs of the production of heavy water, which is needed to produce a nuclear reactor. The heavily guarded facility has not been visited by the Atomic Energy Agency since August 2011, and Iran has refused to give requested information about the site. Iran insists the nuclear production is for peacetime use.

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