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Iran installs second network of centrifuges

TEHRAN, Oct.27 (ISNA)-An Iranian official asserted that the second centrifuge cascade of Uranium enrichment had started working and reiterated that in the last days gas was inoculated into the cascade.

While noting the recent remarks made by the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohammed Elbaradei who had stated that the Iran's second centrifuge cascade would start working, this Iranian official stated that the second cascade was installed two weeks ago and that gas was inoculated into it just last week.

"The remarks by Mohammed Elbaradei are sheer propaganda by the director of the IAEA," he stated.

While noting that the Agency was fully aware of these activities and that inspectors were present, this official stated that for the moment the product of the second cascade had been achieved.

Mohammed Elbaradei had declared that Iran had begun experimenting on new Uranium enrichment equipments that could double enhance the present capacity of its small research establishments.

"Based on our latest inspections the second centrifuge cascade in Iran is ready to start working now," the director of the IAEA had stated in an interview with the New York Times.

He had also asserted that no Uranium was inserted in the new system but there was a possibility that this would take place in the up coming days.

Before the event, the enrichment took place on a 4.5% research scale with 164 centrifuges in Natanz but this is now doubled.

According to the remarks made by the IAEA director, Iran will increase this amount to 3000 centrifuges in the up coming months.

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