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THREATS Iran Develops Nuclear ‘Plan B’ Portion of Arak nuclear facility photographed in Jan. 2011. (Mehdi Marizad/Fars News Agency, via AP)

Iran Develops Nuclear ‘Plan B’

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.

February 27, 2013 6:35 AM