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Iran starts mechanical test of IR-9 centrifuges: AEOI spokesman

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Tue / 6 April 2021 / 14:57

Tehran (ISNA) - The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced that the organization has begun the mechanical test of its new-generation IR-9 centrifuges.

In an interview with ISNA on Tuesday, Kamalvandi said, "One of the advances made in the field of uranium enrichment is the beginning of the mechanical test of the IR-9 centrifuge".

"The output of the IR-9 centrifuge can stand at 50 SWUs. This machine is one of the most important completely native centrifuges in Iran which manufactures and operates with new standard methods," he added.

The spokesman also noted that Iran will unveil 133 achievements in the nuclear industry on Friday April 9, which marks the National Day of Nuclear Technology.

"40 items out of the 133 achievements are related to the field of uranium enrichment," Kamalvandi stressed.

"Moreover, 12 projects in different fields including quantum, laser, nuclear medicine, and enrichment will be inaugurated on the same day by President Hassan Rouhani through video conference," he added.

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