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Iran expands nuclear enrichment

Iran has doubled the number of uranium enrichment machines it has in an underground bunker, the UN's nuclear watchdog said. The International Atomic Energy Agency says it needs access to Iran's Parchin site "without further delay".

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UN nuclear watchdog reports rise in Iran's enriched Uranium

The UN's nuclear watchdog says Iran is preparing for a possible major expansion of uranium enrichment in an underground complex.

  • The Fordow site is buried deep inside a mountain
  • The number of enrichment centrifuges there has more than doubled to 2,140 from 1,064 in May
  • However, the new machines are not yet operating

The International Atomic Energy Agency also says "extensive activities" at Iran's Parchin military complex will hamper its investigation of possible past nuclear weapons development work there - if inspectors are granted access.

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