Iran Is Said to Move to New Machines for Making Nuclear Fuel

Monday February 25, 2013 10:14 AM - One Comment

irans-ministry-of-intelligence-and-securityJust days before Iran enters its first nuclear talks with the West since the summer, international nuclear inspectors said that the country has begun installing a new generation of equipment that should give it the ability to produce nuclear fuel much faster.

The installation - at Iran’s main plant for uranium enrichment, located in the desert at Natanz - came after a half-decade of delays exacerbated by Western sanctions and sabotage. The new centrifuges are four to five times more powerful than an aging model that Iran has used for years. The advance has worried American, European and Israeli officials because it would make it easier for Iran to race toward making fuel for nuclear weapons, if it decided to do so.

Victoria Nuland, the State Department spokeswoman, called the installation of the advanced machines “yet another provocative step” and “a further escalation” in Iran’s continuing violation of the United Nations demand that Tehran suspend its program of uranium enrichment.


{ Newscenter}

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One Response to “Iran Is Said to Move to New Machines for Making Nuclear Fuel”

1. Comment from Anonymous
Time February 25, 2013 at 9:42 PM

hey im not sure what to believe us undermined them and makes them seem stupider than they are while they pretend to be the smarters… they def have terrible capabilities and would not be stopped by our president we need to daven…vihakadosh baruch hu matzilani miyadum

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