Iran adds advanced machines at underground enrichment plant: IAEA report

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has installed extra advanced centrifuges at its underground uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and plans to add even more, a report by the U.N. atomic watchdog on Wednesday showed, deepening Iran's breaches of its nuclear deal with major powers.

"On 21 April 2021, the Agency verified at FEP that: ... six cascades of up to 1,044 IR-2m centrifuges; and two cascades of up to 348 IR-4 centrifuges ... were installed, of which a number were being used," according to the International Atomic Energy Agency report to member states, referring to the underground Fuel Enrichment Plant at Natanz. The report was seen by Reuters.

A previous IAEA report on April 1 said Iran was using 696 IR-2m machines and 174 IR-4 machines at the FEP.

(Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Leslie Adler)

04/21/2021 20:01

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