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Iran set to ramp up production of weapons-grade uranium

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 13:28

Vienna: Iran is on the threshold of boosting output of material that can be turned into weapons-grade uranium used in nuclear warheads, diplomats have said.

One diplomat told a foreign new agency that Tehran is now technically ready within days to ramp up its production of 20 percent-enriched uranium by nearly 700 centrifuges.

According to news 24, that would nearly double present output at Iran’s heavily fortified Fordo enrichment plant.

The report comes despite Iran denying wanting to have nuclear arms.

Two other diplomats said that Tehran has put a sizeable number of centrifuges at Fordo that were previously installed, but not ready to operate under vacuum, the report added.


First Published: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 13:28

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