IAEA: Iran Expanding Sensitive Nuclear Capacity, But Remains Below Israeli ‘Red Line’


yukia-amano-iaeaIran has increased its capacity to refine uranium by installing hundreds of more centrifuges at its Natanz plant, a UN nuclear agency report said on Wednesday, underlining Tehran’s defiance of Western demands to curb the activity.

But, in a development that could help buy time for diplomacy between Iran and world powers, the IAEA report also showed limited growth of Iran’s most sensitive nuclear stockpile and it remained below an Israeli “red line” for possible action.

The report by the IAEA indicated that Iran was pressing ahead with the construction of a research reactor that Western experts say could offer it a second way of producing material for a nuclear bomb, if it decided to embark on such a course.

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{Matzav.com Israel}