Print Edition - 2018-07-19  |  World News Digest

Tehran builds new centrifuge rotor factory: nuclear chief

- AGENCIES, TEHRAN

Jul 19, 2018-

Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear work. The announcement came a month after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he had ordered agencies to prepare to increase uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart after Washington’s withdrawal from the pact. The other signatories have been scrambling to save the accord, arguing it offers the best way to stop Iran developing a nuclear bomb.  

Published: 19-07-2018 08:49

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