Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Thursday that the Islamic Republic has designed a new generation of uranium centrifuges, and that they are ready to be manufactured after testing. (Fars News Agency/Press TV, 27 December)
Salehi did not provide any specific details on the new generation of centrifuges.
The interim agreement signed last month in Geneva between Iran and P5+1, and valid for six months, prohibits the introduction of new centrifuges by Iran. It was not clear if Iran plans to manufacture the new enrichment machines after the expiration of the Geneva agreement.