Tuesday April 13, 2021

Iran to install new generations of centrifuges at nuke facilities

Published : 28 Feb 2021, 23:43

  DF News Desk

This file photo taken on April 9, 2007 shows the scene of the Natanz nuclear plant, some 300 km south of Tehran, the capital of Iran. File Photo: Xinhua.

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) will install new generations of IR2M and IR6 centrifuges at the Fordow and Natanz nuclear facilities, reported Xinhua, quoting official IRNA news agency on Sunday.

Within the time limit specified in the law passed by the Iranian parliament, the installation of these centrifuges will be completed and gas will be injected, Abolfazl Amoui, the spokesman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian parliament, was quoted as saying.

Amoui said that, based on the law, the AEOI should also produce 120 kg of 20 percent enriched uranium within a year.

In last December, the Iranian parliament passed the law of "Iran's Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions" which obliges the Iranian government to further reduce the obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal unless U.S. lifts sanctions against the Islamic republic.