If Iran succeeds in installing next-generation enrichment centrifuges at Natanz, as it reportedly has told the UN’s atomic agency it is doing, it could shorten Iran’s break-out time to a nuclear weapon.

Iran may be about to install a new generation of uranium enrichment equipment at its big nuclear plant near the central city of Natanz. According to news wire reports, Iran on Jan. 23 notified the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, that it plans to introduce upwards of 3,000 upgraded centrifuges at the Natanz facility, which currently relies upon older IR-1 centrifuge models.

Why Iran’s nuclear enrichment upgrade may be a ‘game changer’ (+video) – CSMonitor.com

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