New Centrifuges

One day after President Barack Obama’s historical speech in Cairo addressing the Muslim World, where he as the first sitting American president admitted to the U.S. contribution on the 1953 coup d’état toppling the democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq (another sensation was the note that Iran, as any other country, has the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes) and a couple of days before an unusual presidential election in Iran, the Institute of Science and International Security (ISIS), an NGO directed by David Albright, has again leaked a report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s nuclear issue. The report states that Iran has produced now about 1400 kg low enriched uranium (less than 5%) in its almost 5000 centrifuges at the enrichment facility in the vicinity of the Central Iranian village of Natanz. Another 2300 centrifuges have been installed but not yet activated. Iran has not responded to demands of the IAEA to comment on its previous clandestine nuclear program.

The incumbent Iranian president is right now struggling in an unprecedented re-election campaign. His nuclear programs has come under attack since it has internationally isolated the country in recent years and Iranians are suffering from harsh sanctions due to ignoring four U.N. security council resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008), and 1835 (2008) calling for a stop of any enrichment activities.

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