Iran starts up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges

Iran begun reducing its nuclear commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal on Friday. (File photo: AP)

Iran has started up advanced centrifuges to boost the country's stockpile of enriched uranium, its atomic energy organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Saturday.

Kamalvandi stated that Iran is injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges, breaking a new atomic deal term. He stated that in next two months, 164 chain machines of IR4 centrifuges will become operational, adding that 20 are already operational.

He added that Iran’s decision to decrease its nuclear commitments is reversible if other parties fulfill their promises, and warned that Tehran has the ability to increase uranium enrichment to “even more than 20 percent.”

The spokesman stated that Iran began reducing its nuclear commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal on Friday, adding that this was "in retaliation to breach of 2015 nuclear deal by US."

Kamalvandi said that Iran has lifted any limitation on research and development under its 2015 nuclear deal, adding that the country’s nuclear industry can attain its long-term objections easily.

 

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