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Iran has 18,000 uranium centrifuges

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 08/17/2013 @ 11:07 pm In World | No Comments

(Reuters) Iran has installed 18,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges, the country’s outgoing nuclear chief was quoted as saying by Iranian media on Saturday.

The US and its Western allies are pressing Iran to curb its uranium enrichment program, which they suspect is aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability, but Iran refuses and insists its nuclear activity is for purely peaceful purposes.

New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a former nuclear negotiator who oversaw a previous deal to suspend Iran’s uranium enrichment, has welcomed new talks with world powers over the program but has insisted on Iran’s right to enrich uranium.


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