IAEA: Iran boosts advanced uranium enrichment capacity

The International Atomic Energy Agency's quarterly report said Iran had started making fuel assemblies for a reactor which the West fears could yield nuclear bomb material. (File photo: Reuters)

Iran has installed about 1,000 advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges and plans to test them, a U.N. nuclear report showed, a development likely to worry Western powers hoping for a change of course under the country's new president.

The International Atomic Energy Agency's quarterly report -the first since relative moderate Hassan Rouhani won Iran's June presidential election - also said the Islamic state had started making fuel assemblies for a reactor which the West fears could yield nuclear bomb material. Iran denies any such aim.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41
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