The Russian Satellite News Agency reported on November 18 that Iran’s Permanent Representative to the International Organization in Vienna, Qazim Garib-Abadi, confirmed that a more advanced centrifuge was used at the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Plant. Reuters previously reported that Iran has begun to inject uranium hexafluoride (UF6) into its advanced IR-2m centrifuge.
Garib Abadi wrote on Twitter: “The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency stated in a published report that on November 14th, IAEA inspectors confirmed that the Natanz Nuclear Fuel Enrichment Plant began to install A set of 174 IR-2m centrifuges is cascaded with uranium hexafluoride.”
According to earlier news from the Arab News Network, Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, confirmed on the 18th that Iran has begun operating centrifuges at an underground nuclear facility, but he said that these centrifuges were from another A facility was transferred, so the country’s overall uranium enrichment capacity has not improved.
Grossi said that 174 centrifuges have been moved to a new area of the Natanz nuclear base and have recently started operations. He said that operating this type of centrifuge violates the Iranian nuclear agreement signed by Iran in 2015-the “Joint Comprehensive Action Plan” (JCPOA), but will not lead to an increase in the overall production of enriched uranium.