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IAEA report: Iran stepping up uranium enrichment

Israel National News reports: “Iran is pressing ahead with its rollout of an upgrade to its advanced uranium enrichment program, a report by the UN nuclear watchdog seen by Reuters on Monday showed.

The first of three cascades, or clusters, of advanced IR-6 centrifuges recently installed at the underground Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) at Natanz is now enriching, said the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Diplomats say the IR-6 is its most advanced model, far more efficient than the first-generation IR-1 – the only one the deal lets it enrich with.

In the confidential report to UN member states, the IAEA wrote, according to Reuters, ‘On 28 August 2022, the Agency verified at FEP that Iran was feeding UF6 enriched up to 2% U-235 into the IR-6 cascade … for the production of UF6 enriched up to 5% U-235.’

Uranium hexafluoride (UF6) is the gas centrifuges enrich…”

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