The Iranian regime has installed dozens of advanced centrifuges to accelerate uranium enrichment, the United Nations’ atomic watchdog disclosed Monday, a revelation representing just the latest in a series of provocative breaches of the 2015 nuclear deal by the mullahs’ regime.
A spokesperson for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Monday inspectors confirmed the new centrifuges, which include 30 advanced IR-6 and three IR-6s models, Fox News reported.
The centrifuges had been or were being installed, but had not yet been tested, according to the IAEA spokesperson.
A centrifuge enriches uranium by spinning uranium hexafluoride gas. Under the four-year-old atomic accord, Iran’s regime is supposed to be limited to operating 5,060 older IR-1 centrifuges.
Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesperson for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said Saturday that the Iranian regime had started injecting uranium gas into centrifuges.
Tehran already has breached the stockpile and enrichment level limits set by the deal which is meant to keep the regime from building atomic weapons.
On Sunday, Reuters reported that samples taken by the IAEA at a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran showed traces of uranium that Iran’s regime has yet to explain. The report cited two diplomats who follow the agency’s inspections work closely.
The IAEA is investigating the particles’ origin and has asked Iran’s regime to explain the traces. But Tehran has not done so, according to the diplomats, stoking tensions between Washington and Tehran.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, immediately warned after the nuclear deal was signed on July 14, 2015: “This agreement does not close the mullahs’ path to deception and access to a nuclear bomb”.
Prior to that, on November 24, 2013, Mrs. Rajavi had said: “Any leniency, hesitancy, and concessions by the international community will prompt Khamenei to once again move toward manufacturing through deception and cheating.”
In his book, “National Security and Nuclear Diplomacy” Hassan Rouhani, president of the clerical regime, wrote: “In 2002, the activities were moving in a calm atmosphere, but the Mujahedin (PMOI/MEK) suddenly made a lot of noise by making false accusations… while our Atomic Energy Organization wanted to … notify the IAEA in a fait accompli”. He was referring to the revelation of the regime’s secret nuclear sites by the MEK in 2002.
Britain’s Sunday Telegraph disclosed on March 5, 2006 that in a public speech Rouhani had “revealed how Teheran played for time and tried to dupe the West after its secret nuclear programme was uncovered by the Iranian opposition in 2002.”