|Iran producing 3000 new-generation centrifuges: AEOI director||
TEHRAN – Iran is building 3000 new-generation centrifuges, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Fereydoun Abbasi announced on Sunday.
Abbasi also said, “The final production line of these centrifuges has been completed, and the old generation of these centrifuges, which is less efficient, will be phased out.”
On February 11, Abbasi announced that Iran had started installing a new generation of centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility.
On February 21, the International Atomic Energy Agency said 180 so-called IR-2m centrifuges and empty centrifuge casings had been put in place at the facility near the central town of Natanz.
Later, the AEOI director said that the number of advanced centrifuges that Iran planned to install at the Natanz nuclear facility was much more than the number that had been reported by Western media outlets.
“The advanced generation of centrifuges will not be 180 machines, and will be much more than it, and will be installed gradually because the required conditions for using them should be prepared,” he said.
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