Iran to resume building centrifuges this week
Tehran will resume building centrifuges for its nuclear program on Tuesday in spite of international objections, but will continue to hold off enriching uranium, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
The announcement came days after the UN nuclear watchdog approved a European-drafted resolution that rebuked Iran for past "cover-ups" in its nuclear program.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Iran has informed the IAEA of its decision, as well as the governments of Britain, Germany and France.
"We declared to IAEA and the three countries that we are prepared to resume work as of June 29th," Asefi said at a news conference.
However, he said his country will remain committed to suspension of actual uranium enrichment - injecting gas into centrifuges. (Albawaba.com)
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