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Iran to up number of centrifuges in case of new US sanctions

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Feb 5, IRNA -- A senior Iranian foreign ministry official promised Iran will increase the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges if the United States imposes new sanctions.

Foreign Ministry deputy for Political and International Security Affairs Hamid Baedinejad made the statements in a news conference at the Iranian embassy in Moscow on Wednesday, Itar-Tass reported.

ˈNaturally, it is a source of concern for everyone. It is a return to a situation from which no one is going to benefit. Iran will certainly go ahead with its nuclear program (in case of new US sanctions). We are going to install more centrifuges,ˈ he said.

ˈNegotiations on the Iranian nuclear program with the six world powers (five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) have reached an important and sensitive stage,ˈ he added.

ˈAt this point, we've decided to expand cooperation with Russia,ˈ Iranian Foreign Ministry official said.

The Iranian official arrived in Moscow on Wednesday leading a delegation to discuss Iran's nuclear talks with Russian officials.

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