Iran Plans to Install Modern Machinery to Speed Up Nuclear Program


iran-nuclear-facilitiesIran is poised for a major technological update of its uranium enrichment program, allowing it to vastly increase production, diplomats told the AP. 

Iran last week told the International Atomic Energy Agency that it wants to install thousands of high-technology IR-2m centrifuges at its main enriching site at Natanz which are able to enrich five times faster than the present equipment. Defying UN Security Council demands that it halt enrichment, Iran has instead expanded it.

Tehran now has more than 10,000 centrifuges enriching uranium to 4% at Natanz. Its Fordo facility has close to 3,000 centrifuges producing material enriched to 20%. Tehran already has enough enriched material for several nuclear weapons.

{Andy Newscenter}