Iran is Said to Move to New Machines for Making Nuclear Fuel

February 21, 2013

Author: 

David Sanger and William Broad

Publication: 

New York Times

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran has begun installing more advanced IR-2 centrifuges at its Natanz facility. This centrifuge is based on Pakistan's second-generation model, but has been modified by Iran: its rotor is made of carbon fiber rather than high-strength steel. According to the IAEA, Iran has also installed an additional 2,255 older centrifuges at Natanz.