Skip to comments.Iran making new model centrifuges
Posted on 12/18/2009 3:01:15 PM PST by Flavius
rans nuclear chief said Friday the country has started making more efficient models of centrifuges for nuclear program by early 2011.
The official, Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, said Iranian scientists are still testing the more advanced models before they will be put to use at Irans enrichment facilities.
The statement underscores Irans defiance to U.N. demands to have Tehran halt its controversial enrichment program a defiance that has not wavered amid recent signals of possible new sanctions over the issue.
Tehran has been saying since April that it is building more advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium with higher efficiency and precision, but Salehis remarks were a first indication of a timeline when the new models could become operational.
Irans uranium enrichment is a major concern to the West, worried that the program masks efforts to make a nuclear weapon. Tehran insists its enrichment work is peaceful and only meant to generate electricity, not make an atomic bomb.
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