AEOI launches hundreds of centrifuges including IR1s, IR6s: Spokesman

Tehran, IRNA -- Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Monday that AEOI staff have been ordered to launch and inject gas to hundreds of centrifuges including IR1 and IR6 advanced machines.

Kamalvandi added that the order was issued on Monday afternoon, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has already been informed of the measure. 

He said that the order is in line with the implementation of the Law on Strategic Action on Removing Sanctions and Safeguarding the Interests of the Iranian nation.   

The official added that the order also aims to fulfill the target of enrichment using 190,000 separative work units (SWUs), which is the least amount that the country needs. 

Kamalvandi stressed that the IAEA has been informed of this issue. 

The Law on Strategic Action on Removing Sanctions and Safeguarding the Interests of the Iranian nation was approved by parliament in December 2020.

The legislation obliged the Executive to enrich uranium at the 20% purity level, among other things.

It also set a series of directions in response to the West’s refusal to remove sanctions and fulfill its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal known as the JCPOA.

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