Iran Testing Advanced IR-9 Centrifuges: AEOI Spokesperson

April 6, 2021

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Mehr News Agency

Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on April 6 that the AEOI had begun mechanical tests of its new-generation IR-9 centrifuge. Kamalvandi described the IR-9's output as 50 separative work units (SWUs); its predecessor, the IR-8, has an output of 24 SWUs. Kamalvandi also claimed that the IR-9 was developed entirely in Iran.