New, more modern centrifuges for uranium enrichment have been installed at the nuclear facility in the Iranian city of Natanz, Reuters reports, citing the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
According to the organization, the facility hosted вЂњ six cascades of a maximum of 1,044 IR-2m centrifuges and two cascades of a maximum of 348 IR-4 centrifuges, some of which are already in use.вЂќ
The organization added that the Iranian authorities plan to install four more cascades of IR-4 centrifuges.
Last week, the IAEA reported that Tehran had begun enriching uranium to a level of 60% at the Natanz nuclear facility.
On April 11, it became known that there was an accident in the distribution grid at the nuclear facility in Natanz. As a result of the incident, no one was injured, and no environmental pollution was recorded.
Ali Akbar Salehi, the Vice-President of Iran and head of the country's Atomic Energy Organization, called the incident a consequence of a terrorist act and stressed that Tehran reserves the right to respond.
Later, the Iranian Foreign Ministry officially blamed Israel for the accident at the Natanz facility.
At the same time, the United States said that the Israeli side was involved in this accident.