19 Jul '11, 7am

Iran installing 'speedier' nuclear centrifuges

Iran installing 'speedier' nuclear centrifuges

TEHRAN: Iran announced on Tuesday it is installing new centrifuges with "better quality and speed" to enrich uranium in its nuclear facilities, defying international demands it halt its atomic activities. "The installation of new centrifuges with better quality and speed is ongoing. We have announced it and the agency (UN atomic watchdog) has full supervision on them," Iranian foreign minister spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters at his weekly press briefing. "They are fully aware that Iran's peaceful nuclear activity continues to progress. This is another confirmation that Islamic republic successful stride in its nuclear activities," he added, responding to question of whether Tehran has installed the new generation of centrifuges, which enrich uranium at supersonic speed. Despite being targeted by four sets of sets of UN Security Council sanctions over its refusa...

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