Iran unveils third generation of nuclear centrifuges

April 10, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unveiled the country’s latest nuclear products.

The unveiling ceremony took place on Saturday, which was Iran’s National Nuclear Technology Day. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Fereydoun Abbasi also attended the ceremony.
Ahmadinejad unveiled the second and the third generation of the country’s nuclear centrifuges.
According to Abbasi, Iran is currently using the first generation of its centrifuges to produce uranium enriched to the purity level of just below 5 percent.
Ahmadinejad also announced that a production line for uranium dioxide has been inaugurated.
Speaking on the sidelines of the ceremony, he said efforts should be made to make Iran the hub of nuclear technology.
He stated, “Trust in God and unprecedented unity among the Iranian people are the key to our achievements,” and the enemies cannot deprive Iran of its dignity, independence, and self-reliance.
The Islamic Republic of Iran should utilize all of its nuclear potential, he added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian president pointed to the powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March and the nuclear problems that ensued.
A nuclear power plant damaged by the March 11 earthquake is leaking radiation, which is posing a serious threat to Japan.
Ahmadinejad said the International Atomic Energy Agency has not provided the public with accurate information about the scope of the threat and added that the problem is much more serious than it appears.
If such an incident with a much lower severity had taken place in a country that is opposed to the United States, a brouhaha would have been created about it, he stated.
He criticized certain Western countries for adopting double-standard policies, saying the West is causing a commotion at a time when the Bushehr nuclear power plant has not even completely come on stream.