IAEA: Iran has doubled its nuclear capability in fortified underground facilities

IAEA: Iran has doubled its nuclear capability in fortified underground facilities

Posted 30/08/2012 09:00 PM

VIENNA (Reuters) – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Thursday that Iran has doubled the number of devices to enrich uranium at the site of an underground bunker shows Tehran defied Western pressure to halt its nuclear threat to attack Israel.

The agency also said in a report that “intensive activities” in Iran’s Parchin military complex – in reference to suspected efforts to cleanse the site – will impede achieved on the previous work there to develop nuclear weapons if the inspectors were allowed to enter.

The quarterly report, which was published today that the number of centrifuges used to enrich uranium at Fordo facility in the depths of the mountain to protect it from any hostile strikes increased to more than double to reach 2140 GTX 1064 GTX in May. But he noted that the new services not yet operational.

The report showed that Iran had produced about 190 kilograms of uranium enriched to a higher degree since 2010, up from 145 kg in May.

And Iran, which denies it is developing nuclear weapons technology it needs this material for use as fuel for a medical research reactor but significantly closer the possibility of potential bomb-making material.

It is likely that more than this report alarmed the West on Iran Alnowoah ambitions and may increase speculation that Israel might launch air strikes against nuclear sites in Iran.
Source: altahreernews