#AceWorldNews – IRAN – Nov.12 – Iran has confirmed it tested a new centrifuge that could speed up its enrichment of uranium, Reuters reported.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said such tests were conducted before the Geneva agreement between Iran and the world powers, and these have continued after the deal was reached.
The US said on Monday that Tehran had ceased the activity.
Iran dismisses suggestions the move may have violated last year’s nuclear deal with world powers.
The IR-5 was simply an ordinary piece of kit belonging to Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, IRNA quoted Afkham as saying.
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