September 25, 2009 / 4:00 PM / 10 years ago

Ahmadinejad: Iran not obliged to report to Obama

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran was not obliged to tell the Obama administration of every uranium enrichment plant it has, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday, turning up the heat in a dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program.

“This does not mean we must inform Mr. Obama’s administration of every facility that we have,” he told Time magazine in an interview when asked about U.S. President Barack Obama’s charge on Friday that a nuclear fuel plant Iran disclosed this week had been built secretly.

“We have no secrecy, we work within the framework of the IAEA,” Ahmadinejad told Time in a reference to the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Writing by Howard Goller in Pittsburgh; Editing by John O'Callaghan

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