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Iran: U.N. Made Us Do It

If you tell Iran it can’t do something, it only makes Iran want to do it more: On Monday, a top Tehran official said that Iran never would have built 10 new uranium-enrichment facilities, had the United Nations not rebuked it. Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi said that the decision to build the 10 new sites was a response to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s demand on Friday that Iran halt construction of its one existing facility. "We had no intention of building many facilities like the Natanz site, but apparently the West doesn't want to understand Iran's peaceful message," Salehi said.