Iran installs advanced centrifuge, but reduces uranium reserves
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Iran installs advanced centrifuge, but reduces uranium reserves

Tehrān : Iran | Feb 22, 2013 at 2:18 AM PST
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Iran has installed 8,610 centrifuges at Natanz

Iran INICO installing an advanced centrifuge in one of its main uranium enrichment plant, but reduced its reserves of uranium enriched to 20 percent, said a UN report.

The report, released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran had begun installing a centrifuge IR-2m, a new model of Iranian centrifuges, which could significantly boost Iran's ability in relation to uranium enrichment plant in Natanz.

However, he stressed that Iran will go to advanced centrifuges producing enriched uranium to five percent, after reporting to the IAEA about installing.

The report also revealed that Iran has allocated 28 kilograms of uranium enriched to 20 percent to the conversion process since December 2012, a process that makes it difficult to use the converted material to produce a nuclear bomb, which left 167 kg in enriched uranium reserves to 20 percent.

The enriched uranium reserves recorded an average increase of 32 kilograms, at a slower rate compared to the previous report.

The slower growth of enriched uranium reserve middle ease Western concerns about whether Iran is crossing the nuclear threshold, which is defined as the accumulation of a reserve of between 240 and 250 kilograms of uranium enriched to 20 percent to manufacture a nuclear warhead.

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