Tehran, Iran – Iran begins supplying gas to new, advanced centrifuges and announces dozens of “achievements” to mark the day when national nuclear technology attempts to prove its nuclear program is peace.
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday kicked off a number of projects across the country through a video link in Tehran broadcast live on national television, and an exhibition of 133 applied technology innovations among the public. and health are also announced.
The screen comes after the opening week of negotiations in Vienna, Austria, aimed at restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers – concluding on Friday. . on a hopeful note, and is expected to continue from Wednesday.
At Isfahan’s Natanz, home to Iran’s largest nuclear facilities, orders were given to fuel 164 Iranian IR6 centrifuges, with 10 SWU – separators indicating the amount of separation. done by an enrichment process.
The IR6 is also considered the most sustainable efficient centrifuge Iran is currently deploying, expected to be mass produced at an industrial level.
It is thought to be able to produce 10 times more uranium hexafluoride (UF6) than IR1, Iran’s first-generation centrifuge.
The engineer answering the Rouhani question said: “We can industrialize these machines without depending on foreign countries.
Rouhani has also ordered gas supplies to begin testing some 30 IR5 centrifuges and 30 IR6s centrifuges, the numbers may increase if they are successful.
Furthermore, mechanical tests have begun on the leading IR9 centrifuge with a separative capacity of 50 SWU.
Also at Natanz, an assembly and evaluation unit for advanced centrifuges was established, where the engineer said more than half of operations are currently industrialized.
“Terror move” to blasting parts of the nuclear facility in Natanz last year during a suspected staged Israeli attack did not stop progress, the engineer said.
In Arak, the second stage of the industrial production of deuterium compounds at the Arak Heavy Water Reactor Facility was started by the president, who also oversees the launch of the first emergency unit to control the radiation burn treatment.
A series of achievements were showcased at the National Laser Science and Technology Center in Alborz province, while the next president discussed progress at a national center to study stable isotope separation. concentration.
‘Lack of insight’
After the new projects were launched, the president gave a televised speech in which he again emphasized. Iran is not looking for nuclear weapons, and against Western powers for acting on the assumption that they did.
“These ignorant concerns have created many problems for our people over the past 15 years, when it comes to multilateral sanctions imposed on Iran before the nuclear deal,” Rouhani said. , aimed at easing sanctions aimed at limiting Iran’s nuclear program.
Western intelligence claims that Iran has sought to weaponize its nuclear program, which it abandoned in 2003.
Israel has consistently declared Iran behind nuclear weapons, although the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has thoroughly examined its nuclear sites.
Rouhani also harshly criticized the world’s powers and the IAEA for their lack of support in developing Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.
“We don’t owe them, they owe us,” the president said, adding that they should have supported Iran as part of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
Hours before the announcement of Tehran’s latest nuclear progress, Reuters news agency quote a classified IAEA report that Iran produced a small amount of fuel plates for the Tehran Research Reactor, containing 20% enriched uranium.
The IAEA said in its report that Iran aims to produce molybdenum, a substance with a variety of civilian uses, including in medical imaging.
As part of the nuclear deal, Iran’s uranium enrichment capacity is capped at 3.67%, a limit that the country begins to shrink gradually in 2019, a year after the then US President. is Donald Trump unilaterally give up the nuclear deal and reapplying harsh sanctions against Iran.