Iran to Unveil New Generation of Enrichment Centrifuges

DUBAI (Reuters) -
A lift truck carries a cylinder containing uranium hexafluoride gas for the purpose of injecting the gas into centrifuges in Iran’s Fordo nuclear facility. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP)

Iran will unveil a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges, the deputy head of Iran‘s nuclear agency Ali Asghar Zarean told state media on Saturday.

“In the near future we will unveil a new generation of centrifuges that are domestically made,” said Zarean, without elaborating.

In September, Iran said it had started developing centrifuges to speed up the enrichment of uranium as part of steps to reduce compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal following the withdrawal of the United States.