Iran has five times as many centrifuges as previously believed?
IRAN could have five times more advanced centrifuges capable of producing
weapons-grade uranium than it has previously admitted, according to the
former deputy chief of the UN nuclear watchdog.
Olli Heinonen, who spent 27 years at the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA), said Iran could have up to 5,000 IR-2m centrifuges rather than the
1,008 it has claimed. The IR-2m devices are up to five times more effective
in enriching uranium than older IR-1 types.
Heinonen was speaking on the eve of nuclear negotiations between Iran’s
Islamic regime and the P5+1 countries, which are America, Britain, Russia,
China, France and Germany.
Heinonen said Tehran “could have up to 4,000 to 5,000 [IR-2m] centrifuges or
raw materials for them” located outside two of its largest nuclear sites,
Natanz and Fordow.
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