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Iran: 1,044 centrifuges being used to enrich uranium at Fordow plant

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Sunday that 1,044 centrifuges are being employed in the uranium enrichment activities at Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant, official IRNA news agency reported.

These centrifuges are used “in line with the policy to reduce commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” Ali Akbar Salehi, the AEOI chief, was quoted as saying.

“Th enrichment is carried out according to our needs and we will stockpile it,” Salehi added, without elaborating on the purity of enriched uranium at Fordow.

Iran has been able to counter the challenges caused by the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA, or the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, he noted.

Iran has gradually scaled back its commitments under JCPOA since last year in response to the U.S. unilateral decision to withdraw from the international agreement between Tehran and the major world powers in May 2018.

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