|Iran boosts uranium enrichment capacity: IAEA||
TEHRAN – Iran has installed about 1,000 advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges and is set to test them, a UN nuclear report showed, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s quarterly report - the first since Hassan Rohani won Iran’s June presidential election - also said Iran had started making fuel assemblies for one of its reactors.
On the other hand, Iran’s stock of medium-enriched uranium gas has grown little since the previous IAEA report in May.
The IAEA report showed Iran continuing to press ahead with its nuclear program at a time when the outside world is waiting to see how Rohani will act to resolve the dispute with the West over the country’s nuclear program.
Envoys accredited to the IAEA had cautioned against reading too much into the latest inspectors’ report as it mainly covered developments before Rohani took office on August 3.
Iran says its nuclear energy program is for power generation and medical purposes only, rejecting Western allegations that it seeks the capability to make nuclear weapons.
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