Iran has installed 1000 Second Generation IR-2m centrifuges: Nuclear Chief

Dec 30, 2013 12:12 IST

Iran installed a one thousand second generation IR-2m centrifuges at one of its nuclear enrichment sites. This was announced by Ali-Akbar Salehi, the Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on 29 December 2013. Salehi is also a Vice President of Iran.

As per Salehi, at present Iran have 19000 centrifuges and is developing a new generation of centrifuges, which will need all kind of tests before being into operation.

As per the report of ISNA, UF6 gas has not been injected into the centrifuges in view of the ongoing talks of Iran with the six world powers on its nuclear issue. Earlier in November 2013, Iran and the six world powers together signed an interim deal under which Iran agreed to not operate its new centrifuges for next six months. But the deal doesn’t stopped Iran from developing new centrifuges.

Fereidoon Abbasi, the chief of AEOI in August 2013 announced that 18000 centrifuges were available with Iran of which 10000 were operating. Salehi also said that Tehran and Moscow are discussing on the construction of four nuclear power plants in Iran.

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