Marking National Nuclear Technology Day, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) unveiled “133 new nuclear achievements”. It also started “injecting gas to a new generation of centrifuges at Natanz enrichment facility… [and] began the mechanical testing of IR-9 centrifuges and launched an assembly line for its new generation of centrifuges”. An AEOI spokesperson asserted that “we are moving forward in the nuclear field, and if nothing happens in the field of lifting sanctions, we will make great technical progress, and our situation will be better as time goes on”. President Rouhani maintained that “all Iran’s nuclear activities are peaceful and civilian”, adding: “As the [Supreme] Leader has stated on several occasions… it is forbidden to pursue a weapon that can be a great danger to a large society”.
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