Iran is installing advanced centrifuges, the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday, with its head calling on Iran to “respond promptly” to the agency’s questions regarding Tehran’s nuclear program.
Cornel Feruta was addressing the quarterly board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) a day after meeting high-level Iranian officials in Tehran.
He said that in his meetings he “stressed the need for Iran to respond promptly to Agency questions related to the completeness of Iran's safeguards declarations,” adding: “Time is of the essence.”
The UN's nuclear watchdog confirmed that Iran was installing advanced centrifuges as the troubled 2015 deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear program threatens to fall apart.
In a statement the IAEA said that on September 7 it had “verified that the following centrifuges were either installed or being installed...: 22 IR-4, one IR-5, 30 IR-6 and three IR-6.”
Iran’s nuclear chief said on Sunday the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal have failed to fulfill their commitments under the pact, a day after Tehran announced further breaches of limits on its nuclear activity set by the pact.
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