Thanks to Obama…
IRAN HAS 3,000-4,000 WORKING CENTRIFUGES IN ITS NUCLEAR FACILITIES
GENEVA – Iran has between 3,000 and 4,000 active centrifuges, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency – still within the limit allowed under its troubled nuclear deal with world powers.
The rare announcement of specific data on the nuclear program came days after Iran’s nuclear chief said it had completed a facility to build advanced centrifuges – Tehran has said it will increase its capacity to enrich uranium if the nuclear pact collapses following Washington’s withdrawal in May.
Under the terms of the 2015 deal, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
The deal allows the Islamic Republic to operate up to 5,060 first-generation centrifuges for 10 years at its Natanz plant and 1,044 first-generation centrifuges at its underground Fordow enrichment plant.
Before the deal, Iran had 20,000 centrifuges installed at Natanz and Fordow, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).