11703
Centrifuge Testing Stopped
National

Centrifuge Testing Stopped

Iran has refrained from expanding tests of more efficient models of a machine used to refine uranium under a nuclear agreement with the major powers, a UN report shows.  An interim accord in 2013 between Iran and the major powers stipulated Tehran could continue its current nuclear research and development program.    
A UN nuclear agency report in November said Iran had been feeding one of several new models under development, the so-called IR-5 centrifuge, with uranium gas, prompting a debate among western analysts on whether this may have been a violation of the preliminary accord.
A confidential document by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), distributed among its member states on Thursday and obtained by Reuters, showed the IR-5 had been disconnected.
“The disconnection reflects Iran addressing concerns about its enrichment (of uranium),” said the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS). “The disconnection provides additional confidence that Iran is abiding by its commitments under the Joint Plan of Action (the official name of the interim deal),” it said.   

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/JwQjVI

You can also read ...

Moscow Backs Tehran’s Right to Develop Arms
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described US unilateral...
US Sanctions Aim to Erode Tehran's Clout
The US keeps imposing sanctions on Iran because its allies,...
Iran, Turkey  Agree to Enhance Defense Coop.
Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost defense cooperation after...
US Firm to Pay Fine for Violating Iran Bans
The US shipping firm Blue Sky Blue Sea, Inc. has agreed to pay...
Source of Anti-US Bill Finance Confidential
The source of increased funding for Iran's missile development...
Trio Satisfied With Course of Syria Talks
Russia, Turkey and Iran, which are the guarantors of Syrian...
Greetings on Indonesia Nat'l Day
President Hassan Rouhani in a message to his Indonesian...
Lieutenant General Amir Hatami, rhe nominee for defense minister, speaks in the parliament on August 17.
President Hassan Rouhani's defense minister-designate...

Trending

Googleplus