13 June 2024

The IAEA reported that “on 9 and 10 June... Iran informed the Agency that eight cascades each containing 174 IR-6 centrifuges would be installed over the next three to four weeks in Unit 1 of FFEP (Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant)”, adding: “On 11 June… the Agency verified at FFEP that Iran had completed the installation of IR-6 centrifuges in two cascades in Unit 1. Installation of IR-6 centrifuges in four additional cascades was ongoing”. Iran also informed the IAEA of plans to install eighteen IR-2m cascades in Natanz. The U.S. asserted that “Iran aims to continue expanding its nuclear program in ways that have no credible peaceful purpose. These planned actions further undermine Iran’s claims to the contrary. If Iran implements these plans, we will respond accordingly”.

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