"President Obama and the leaders of Britain and France will accuse Iran Friday of building a secret underground plant to manufacture nuclear fuel, saying the country hid the covert operation from international weapons inspectors for years, according to senior administration officials," the New York Times reports.
The Washington Post: "President Obama will call attention to the existence of the underground facility in an early-morning statement to reporters here before the opening of the G-20 economic summit, and will say that Western intelligence agencies have been tracking the facility for years. U.S. officials said Obama decided to disclose the program's existence after learning that Iran had become aware that it was no longer a secret."
"Iran has kept the facility, 100 miles southwest of Tehran [with 3,000 centrifuges], hidden from weapons inspectors for years, but the U.S. has long known of its existence, the official said," the AP says. "Obama decided to go public with the revelation after Iran learned that Western intelligence agencies were aware of the project. The official said the plant could be in operation by next year… The revelation of a secret plant further hinders the chances of progress in scheduled Oct. 1 talks between Iran and six world powers."