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Despite Sanctions Iran Continuing 20% Enrichment at Sub-Mountain Base

Iran to expand 20-pc uranium enrichment at Fordo with new centrifuges


DEBKAfile
Special Report
May 17, 2012, 5:19 PM (GMT+02:00)

New cascades of centrifuges are being installed at Iran’s Fordo nuclear
underground facility raising the total to 3,000 machines. All the 800
machines operating at present are devoted to the 20-percent refinement
of uranium, a grade just short of bomb material. This was disclosed by
Western diplomatic sources Thursday, May 17, at the same time as
Washington sources reported that the Obama administration had consented
to Iran producing low-grade 5-percent enriched uranium in their secret
direct dialogue.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced earlier this year that
Iran would soon have 3,000 centrifuges spinning at Fordo, one-third of
its ultimate goal of 9,000. Already, Tehran has accumulated a s

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Added: May-18-2012 Occurred On: May-18-2012
By: ElegantDecline
In:
World News, Politics, Iran
Tags: Iran, Nuclear, Israel, War
Location: Iran (load item map)
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