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

February 21, 2013


David Sanger and William Broad


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.