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Iran to increase centrifuges to 50,000: Aqazadeh

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 25, IRNA - Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Reza Aqazadeh said here late Wednesday that there is no plan to make changes in nuclear activities in Natanz and the number of centrifuges will rise to 50,000.

Speaking at a joint press conference with the chief of the Russia’s state nuclear company Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, he emphasized that Iran will go ahead with its peaceful nuclear activities without paying attention to foreign pressures.

He added, “International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) recent report will have no impact on our activities and we will proceed with them on schedule.”

“Currently, we have 6,000 operating centrifuges and will increase the figure to 50,000,” he said.

Asked about Iran’s programs following the commissioning of Bushehr power plant and its link with Group 5+1, he said that internal activities do not concern the group.

The capabilities attained by Iran are irreversible, he underlined.

Aqazadeh emphasized that time has come for the West to come to terms with realities and accept nuclear Iran beside it.

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