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IAEA reports increase in Iran's higher-enriched uranium

08-31-2012 14:24 BJT

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A new UN report says Iran has doubled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges it has in an underground bunker.

The IAEA says this shows Tehran has continued to expand its nuclear programme despite Western pressure. The report says the number of centrifuges at Fordow, about 130 kilometers from the capital Tehran, has risen to more than 2,140 from 1,064 in May, but the new machines have not yet been operating.

It also found that Iran has produced nearly 190 kilograms of higher-grade enriched uranium, up from 145 kilograms in May. The IAEA expressed deepening concerns about Parchin, a military site southeast of Tehran that it wants to inspect for evidence of past nuclear weapons development tests.

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