On National Nuclear Technology Day, President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed Iran’s commitment to nuclear non-proliferation while overseeing the launch of advanced centrifuges at the underground Natanz nuclear plant.
In reaction to former President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal in 2018, Iran has broken many of the limits put by the 2015 agreement on its nuclear activities. At indirect talks this week in Vienna, the two countries set out tough positions on how to get them back into full compliance with the agreement.
Rouhani ordered the injection of uranium gas into 164 IR-6 centrifuges, 30 IR-5 centrifuges, and mechanical tests on IR-9 machines with the capacity of 50 early IR-1 machines.
According to state television, the ceremony revealed 133 advancements in the country’s nuclear industry over the past year, mainly in the fields of medicine, electricity, agriculture, and oil.