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Iran's new nuclear site no secret -Ahmadinejad

NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday the United States, Britain and France would “regret” accusing Iran of hiding a nuclear fuel facility, saying it was not a secret site.

Ahmadinejad, speaking at a New York news conference, said Iran had informed the International Atomic Energy Agency early about the facility, which the Western leaders on Friday labeled a direct challenge to the international community.

“It’s not a secret site. If it was, why would we have informed the IAEA about it a year ahead of time,” Ahmadinejad said. “They (the United States, Britain and France) will regret this announcement.” (reporting by Lou Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi; editing by Jackie Frank)