Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (C) visits the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, 350 km (217 miles) south of Tehran, April 8, 2008. REUTERS/Presidential official website/Handout
Iran says plans to upgrade uranium enrichment at Natanz: diplomat
Posted : Thursday, 31 January 2013 03:10AM
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has informed the U.N. nuclear agency that it plans to use more modern uranium enrichment centrifuges at its Natanz plant, a diplomat said on Thursday.
Such a step could enable Iran to refine uranium faster than it can at the moment and increase concerns in the West and Israel about the goals of Tehran nuclear program.
Western power suspect Iran of seeking to develop atomic bombs, a charge Iran denies.
(Reporting by Frederik Dahl; Editing by Jon Boyle)
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