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Iran unveils uranium sites, renews defiant tone

MOSCOW — Iran announced an enlargement of its uranium production and asserted other atomic energy advances on Tuesday, striking a defiant tone in the aftermath of diplomatic talks this past weekend in Kazakhstan that ended in an impasse.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who proclaimed the expansions in a speech, coupled them with harsh criticism of what he called ‘‘hegemonic powers’’ that have sought to damage Iran’s dignity through pressures — a clear reference to economic sanctions imposed by the United States and European Union over the nuclear dispute.

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