Iran launches chain of advanced IR6 centrifuges

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced on Monday that the country has launched a 30-strong cascade of IR6 centrifuge machines.

“We have installed 15 new-generation centrifuges in the past two months which is a very big achievement,” Salehi said in an interview with the state TV on Monday.

Now, our capacity (to produce uranium) has reached 8,660 SWU (Separative Work Units) and we could produce nearly 450g of uranium a day before the third step (of the modification of Iran’s nuclear deal undertakings) and now it has increased to over 5,000g daily,” he added.

Salehi noted that Iran has launched a chain of 30 IR6 centrifuges, adding that at present Iran has nearly 60 IR6 centrifuge machines which can produce a sum of 600 SWUs.

He underlined that his organization planned to launch a chain of 30 IR6 centrifuges 3 to 4 years from now after testing a chain of 20 centrifuge machines, but it changed plans to take the step faster due to the high-ranking officials’ decision to modify nuclear deal undertakings in response to the European states’ disloyalties and display the Islamic Republic’s potential and power.