Iran keeping new centrifuges offline after deal with world powers: report

December 30, 2013 8:37 AM

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Iran keeping new centrifuges offline after deal with world powers: report

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's nuclear chief says the Islamic Republic has not begun using a new generation of centrifuges for enriching uranium after striking a deal to ease sanctions with world powers, state television reported Sunday.

The report quoted Ali Akbar Salehi as saying that Iran decided not to put 1,000 new devices installed months ago online because of the November deal. However, Salehi reiterated statements made earlier this week that his engineers are building and testing even newer generations of centrifuges.

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