Iran In Brief

Archive: July 2011

Iran Confirms Installation of Advanced Centrifuges

July 19, 2011

Iran’s Foreign Ministry announced on July 19, 2011 that “the installation of new centrifuges with better quality and speed is ongoing.”  The spokesperson did not specify the facility into which the centrifuges are being installed, but the announcement likely confirms the installation of two 164-machine cascades of advanced IR-2m and IR-4 centrifuges into the Pilot Fuel Fabrication… Read More ›

Iran Reportedly Installing Advanced Centrifuges

July 15, 2011

On July 15, Reuters reported that Iran is installing advanced centrifuges—the IR-2m and IR-4—into two 164-machine cascades at a pilot plant at Natanz.  Installing and running 164-machine cascades of advanced centrifuges is an important step in the process of Iran more widely deploying these machines.  Continued integration of these advanced machines into Iran’s enrichment program will… Read More ›

Iran to IAEA: Drop Nuclear Weaponization Investigation

July 13, 2011

On July 12, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi announced that Iran would improve its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in return for the IAEA dropping its investigation of Iran’s nuclear weapons-related activities.  His announcement followed a meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.  Not surprisingly, based on recent IAEA safeguards reports on Iran,… Read More ›