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spy plane that flew over its Fordu nuclear site, a state-run website reported Wednesday, a day after it confirmed it was installing a new generation of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges.
spy plane flying over the holy city of Qom near the uranium enrichment Fordu site was shot down by the Revolutionary Guards' air defense units," MP Ali Aghazadeh Dafsari was quoted as saying by the Youth Journalists Club's website, affiliated to Iran's state TV.
The Fordu site, secretly built inside a mountain bunker near Qom, was acknowledged by Iran only after Western intelligence agencies identified it in 2009.
Moreover, the report accused Tehran of conducting uranium enrichment at a rate of 27 percent at Fordu site in Qom, contrary to previous notification by Tehran to the agency that the proportion did not exceed 20 percent.
Western media reported that western countries would ask Tehran, during the Istanbul talks, to halt uranium enrichment and closes the Fordu nuclear facility.
The IAEA had recently announced that Iran resumed uranium enrichment at a 20-percent degree in Fordu facility, however all nuclear equipment in the facility were under the IAEA's supervision.
| ROME, Jan 10 (KUNA) -- Italy Tuesday condemned Iran's enrichment activity in the underground Fordu facility, saying the move was of great concern, contrary to UN resolutions and would trigger tougher sanctions.
The start of enrichment activity in Fordu "is a source of concern and deserves the strongest condemnation," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
from the International Atomic Energy Agency examined the "Fordu" site near