We have over 3,000 centrifuges: Iran prez
The Times of India – September 3, 2007
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday Iran had reached a key goal in its atomic drive by putting into operation more than 3,000 uranium-enriching centrifuges in defiance of world powers. His typically defiant announcement came as Iran steps up cooperation with the UN atomic agency to answer questions about its atomic drive, in a move expected to stave off further sanctions for several months.
"They thought that by issuing any resolution Iran would back down," Ahmadinejad told Islamist students, referring to the two sanctions resolutions imposed against Tehran by the UN. "But after each resolution the Iranian nation took another step along the path of nuclear development," he said, according to the website of state broadcasting.
"Now, it has put into operation more than 3,000 centrifuges and every week we install a new series." A UN atomic energy agency report had said that Iran was still short of 3,000 centrifuges.
Last updated 04/09/2007