AP Report on Centrifuges Denied

AP Report on Centrifuges DeniedAP Report on Centrifuges Denied

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran denied that the European Union has demanded full details of its manufacture of centrifuge parts.

A Saturday report on the Iranian state TV website quotes agency spokesman, Behrouz Kamalvandi, as saying, “We have not received such a demand through official sources.”

AP reported on Friday that the EU is demanding that Iran share with the UN full details of its manufacture of parts for machines.

The report claimed that a draft statement seen by it would be delivered next week at a board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Kamalvandi called the report baseless and said, “The Associated Press has resorted to such news fabrication about Iran’s nuclear industry in the past too.”

Last week, the UN nuclear agency reported that Iran had started making rotor tubes for centrifuges in June.

Centrifuges are machines that spin uranium into various concentrations. Iran has 5,060 centrifuges producing limited amounts of fuel-grade uranium.