The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday its inspectors verified new centrifuges, including 30 advanced IR-6 and three IR-6s models, had been or were being installed but not yet tested. The announcement followed the return from Tehran Sunday of IAEA Acting Director General Cornel Feruta.
A centrifuge enriches uranium by spinning uranium hexafluoride gas. Under the atomic accord, Iran's currently limited to operating 5,060 older IR-1 centrifuges. Iran had announced the move, its latest breach of the nuclear deal as it tries to pressure Europe to find a way to sell crude oil abroad despite U.S. sanctions.