Sunday, July 27, 2008

Israel: Doubts over Iran’s 6,000 Centrifuges

Israeli officials have expressed doubt over claims by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Iran now possesses up to 6,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges. Ahmadinejad said on Saturday in Tehran that Iran had already installed 5.000 centrifuges at Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility and will continue installing new units until they reach 6,000 centrifuges.

An Israeli official who closely monitor Iran’s nuclear program told The Jerusalem Post today that Ahmadinejad was probably “lying.”

"Our assessment, based on the latest available information and recent reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency, is that the figure of 6,000 centrifuges is unlikely," the official said. "We believe a figure of between 3,400 and 3,500 is more accurate" [7/27 The Jerusalem Post].

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