United Nations atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges

United Nations atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges

Iran has yet to explain those traces of uranium, says the nuclear watchdog agency, according to two diplomats who are tightly connected with the agency's inspection work, and who spoke exclusively with the Reuters news agency.

In a statement released Monday, the United Nations nuclear watchdog confirmed that it was able to verify on September 7 "that the following centrifuges were either installed or being installed.: 22 IR-4, one IR-5, 30 IR-6 and three IR-6", with "IR" referring to Iran's centrifuge equipment.

Iran is moving towards enriching uranium by installing more advanced centrifuges in breach of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Monday.

The French government had presented Iran with the possibility of gaining access to a $22 billion line of credit to blunt the impact of US sanctions, but the Times wrote that was apparently "contingent on an agreement with the United States not to penalise countries or companies involved in the extension of what amounts to a loan to Iran".

With his stay in Iran, Feruta made his debut as the IAEA's top representative, after the death on July 22 of his predecessor, Yukiya Amano. Iran has warned that if the nuclear deal continues to unravel, it will do just that.

An IAEA spokesman said Iran had informed it that it was making modifications to accommodate cascades - or interconnected clusters - of 164 of the IR-2m and IR-4 centrifuge.

"The European Union was supposed to be the replacement of the USA but, unfortunately, they failed to act on their promises", Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, said Sunday.

United Nations atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges
United Nations atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges

Those traces were, however, of uranium, the diplomats said - the same element Iran is enriching and one of only two fissile elements with which one can make the core of a nuclear bomb.

The IAEA head said during his meetings in Tehran he "stressed the need for Iran to respond promptly to Agency questions related to the completeness of Iran's safeguards declarations", adding, "Time is of the essence".

Falk said the Director General's report to the Board was to lay out everything the inspectors discovered during their visit and in their discussions with Iranian officials.

Emmanuel Macron and Russian leader Vladimir Putin "spoke in favour of uniting the efforts of all interested parties in order to preserve the JCPOA and full compliance with it", a Kremlin statement said, referring to the deal by its formal name.

What US journalists should be doing, instead of mindlessly backing an administration that appears to be stoking hostility and war against Iran and its people, is to be analyzing and questioning why the US is so unwilling to continue with a diplomatic agreement that, by all accounts, was working to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

The United States will continue to impose sanctions on whoever purchases Iran's oil or conducts business with Iran's Revolutionary Guards and no oil waivers will be re-issued, a U.S. official said on Sunday (8 September). "The world must unite to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions and its support for terrorism in the region and around the world". It is independent, impartial, factual and professional.

A proposal by France to offer a $15 billion line of credit failed to materialize. The deal is not a one-way street and Iran will act accordingly as we have done so far by gradually downgrading our commitments, ' he said.


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