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IAEA report: Iran firing up advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges

Israel National News reports: “A new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) finds that Iran continues to breach its 2015 deal with world powers and has fired up advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges that it had installed at its Natanz site.

The UN atomic watchdog’s report was obtained by the Reuters news agency on Wednesday.

The 2015 deal states that Iran can only accumulate enriched uranium with first-generation IR-1 machines and that those are the only centrifuges it can operate at its underground plant at Natanz, apparently built to withstand aerial bombardment.

‘On 14 November 2020, the Agency verified that Iran began feeding UF6 into the recently installed cascade of 174 IR-2m centrifuges at the Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) in Natanz,’ the IAEA report to member states dated Tuesday said.

The report follows an IAEA report released last week, which found that Iran continues to increase its stockpile of low-enriched uranium far beyond the limits set in the 2015 nuclear deal…”

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