Iran Installs More Than 30 New Centrifuges

On Monday the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran has installed more than 30 advanced centrifuges to accelerate uranium enrichment. 

A spokesperson for the IAEA has said that inspectors confirmed the new centrifuges, which include 30 advanced IR-6 and three IR-6s models.  Under the four-year-old atomic accord, Iran is supposed to be limited to operating 5,060 older IR-1 centrifuges. According to the IAEA spokesperson the new centrifuges had been, or were being installed, but had not yet been tested. 

Iran already has breached the stockpile and enrichment level limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal, while stressing it could quickly revert back to the terms of the accord if Europe delivers sanctions relief.

"As far as the other side does not implement their commitments, they should not expect Iran to fulfill its commitments,"  a spokesperson for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Behrouz Kamalvandi said, adding Iran had the ability to go beyond 20 percent enrichment of uranium.

 

 

Tags: Threat, CBRNe

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