Iran is defiantly forging on with its controversial nuclear activities by activating hundreds more uranium enrichment centrifuges, according to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Agence France Presse
reported Wednesday, July 25. “There are currently 11,000 centrifuges active in enrichment facilities” in Iran, he was quoted by state media as saying Tuesday. That was more than the 10,000 centrifuges Iran was last said to have had operating, according to a May 25 report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Ahmadinejad did not give a more precise figure nor detail how many centrifuges were now working at each of Iran’s two enrichment sites: Natanz and the underground bunker of Fordo. The Security Council has demanded Iran suspend all uranium enrichment and has imposed four sets of sanctions to pressure it to comply.