Sept 1, 2012
The International Atomic Energy Agency, which indicated that Iran is forging ahead with its nuclear program, has strained the tense relationship between the West and the Islamic Republic further.
The IAEA’s report, released Thursday, announced that Iran has more than doubled the number of centrifuges in its Fordo facility, from 1,064 in May to 2,140 in August. The new centrifuges have yet to become operational.
The London-based Arab newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat quoted Vienna sources as saying that the new information may accelerate the West’s plans to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Saturday’s report quoted “a source privy to the IAEA’s discussions” as saying that that the relationship between the Austria-base nuclear watchdog and Iran are “plagued by mistrust.”
This article was posted: Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2:40 am