Statement Issued by AEOI on the New Generation of IR-8 Centrifuge Devices

February 1, 2017

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

-All dear countrymen be informed that with the grace of God, on the eve of the Islamic Revolution Fajr Decade and through the sustained efforts spent by this organization's scientists, in line with the current peaceful nuclear program of the I.R of Iran, a new phase of R&D relating to the advanced generation of IR-8 centrifuges has begun through the injection of UF6 gas.

-This important stage in the process of enrichment Research Development takes place in line with the guidance presented by the Supreme Leader of the revolution based on unrestricted R&D according to the rights and commitments allocated to our country within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

-IR-8 centrifuge devices are among the most advanced centrifuges designed and manufactured by our scientists and has successfully passed the mechanical tests in the last three years.

The enrichment capacity of this device is around 20 times more than the first generation of (IR-1) centrifuges currently operating.

-Atomic Energy Organization of Iran while congratulating- the nation's Supreme Leader, the honorable President and the noble Iranian nation for this fact, once again reiterates that R&D activities in all arenas of peaceful nuclear development including enrichment based on the industrial plans for the production of various types of research reactor fuel and power within the (JCPOA) agreement will continue without break and according to the envisioned plans designed.