Hoyer Statement on Covert Iranian Nuclear Facility

For Immediate Release:

September 25, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after revelations that Iran has been building a covert uranium enrichment facility:
 
“I am highly disturbed by news of a new, previously undeclared uranium enrichment facility in Iran. The presence of this facility, which Iran has deceptively concealed from the international community, is clearly a violation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions. It also raises troubling implications about the nature of Iran’s nuclear program; as President Obama said today, ‘the size and configuration of this facility is inconsistent with a peaceful program.’
 
“President Obama has pursued a policy of engagement with Iran, while making it clear that such an opportunity for engagement comes with a time limit. If Iran is truly interested in serious and meaningful dialogue with the United States, then all facts about its nuclear program must be on the table. Iran must allow the International Atomic Energy Agency full access to this and all other nuclear facilities.”
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