Ahmadinejad to reveal new nuclear achievements

Iran is to reveal new achievements in its nuclear programme on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said on Monday in a press briefing in Tehran.

Ahmadinejad to reveal new nuclear achievements
The foreign press is invited Tuesday to attend the so-called "National Day of Nuclear Achievement" which marks the first anniversary of Iran having achieved uranium enrichment on an industrial level.

The spokesman did not give any details and left it to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to reveal the new achievements on Tuesday evening in Teheran.

It is widely expected that Ahmadinejad will announce the installation and operation of 300 further centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear plant in central Iran. The new centrifuges are said to be of the F2 kind, which have a higher enrichment speed that the previously used F1 centrifuges.

Iran reportedly 3,000 centrifuges but needs at least 50,000 to provide the necessary fuel for its nuclear power plants in the future.

Last Mod: 07 Nisan 2008, 15:26
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