Iran activates 3,000 new centrifuges

Posted on February 20, 2012


Shortly after unveiling new achievements of Iran’s nuclear program, country’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated that Tehran has added 3,000 new generation centrifuges to its Natanz facility, increasing the production of 3.5 percent enriched uranium by 50 percent, according to Press TV.

Describing the installation of new generation centrifuges at Natanz nuclear facility as Tehran’s “third achievement,” Ahmadinejad said that Iran currently has 9,000 active centrifuges.

Ahmadinejad added that Iran is ready to share its nuclear know-how with all member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Iranian president announced that the country would provide “full protection” for its nuclear scientists.

According to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, the fuel rods were produced at Isfahan nuclear facility and transferred to the Tehran Research Reactor under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors.

By placing nuclear plates into the Tehran reactor, Iran has taken the final step in completing the nuclear fuel cycle.