Iran says to unveil new, faster nuclear centrifuges

TEHRAN Fri Apr 9, 2010 9:27am EDT

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves to his supporters during his provincial trip to Orumieh, 946 km (591 miles) north west of Tehran, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/President.ir/Handout

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves to his supporters during his provincial trip to Orumieh, 946 km (591 miles) north west of Tehran, April 7, 2010.

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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will unveil new "third generation" centrifuges later on Friday capable of much faster uranium enrichment, the head of the Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said.

"Iran will demonstrate third generation centrifuges today which have a separation power 10 times that of the first generation," Ali Akbar Salehi said at a speech marking Iran's annual national nuclear day, according to a text of his speech given to Reuters in advance.

(Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; writing by Robin Pomeroy; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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Comments (12)
Bob9999 wrote:
Good thing they promise they’re not trying to develop the capability to make nuclear weapons. Otherwise, this kind of stuff would be cause for concern.

Apr 09, 2010 9:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
frankeet wrote:
send them a nuke not an idoit threat of sanction

Apr 09, 2010 9:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
frankeet wrote:
send them a nuke not an idoit threat of sanction

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