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Deputy FM hails injection of UF6 into IR8 centrifuges

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 29, IRNA -- Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, Abbas Araqchi, on Sunday praised injection of Uranium hexafluoride (UF6) into IR8 centrifuges as a turning point in Iranian scientists' Research and Development (R&D) activities.

Araqchi made the remarks in a message released in his Instagram account on Sunday.

"Bravo, IR6 and IR8 are symbols of indigenous scientific and technological progress and also national pride and glory."

Araqchi urged paying attention to importance of the prideful step.

The IR8 is an advanced centrifuge machine, at least 24 times more powerful than the IR1, the official added.

He called IR8 centrifuge machine a turning point in R&D of Iran's enrichment program.

The IR6 and IR8, both of which are under test of injection of the UF6, will determine the future of Iran's enrichment industry, Araqchi added.

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) declared on Saturday the initiation of R&D for the advanced generation of the IR8 centrifuges using the UF6 gas.

At this phase, injection of the UF6 gas to the advanced generation of the IR8 centrifuges is underway, the statement said.

Public Relations department of the AEOI said in its statement that the IR8 centrifuges are one of the most sophisticated centrifuges, designed and manufactured by the Iranian scientists who have successfully carried out its mechanical trials with success in the past three years.


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