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Iran tells UN it will start 60% enrichment, add 1,000 new centrifuges at Natanz

File: Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, Iran (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)
File: Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, Iran (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

In a new escalation, Iranian diplomat Abbas Araghchi has informed the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency that Tehran will start enriching uranium to 60% purity starting tomorrow, the Reuters news agency reports.

The report, which cites Press TV, says the Islamic Republic will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear plant.

The report comes after sabotage at Natanz this week caused a blackout throughout the facility that reportedly set the nuclear program back by months. The attack has been blamed on Israel.

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