Iran sends signal: Says it will prepare to hike uranium enrichment

Iran sends signal: Says it will prepare to hike uranium enrichment

[Ed. – It’s a veritable symphony of signals out there.  Iran seems to be threading the needle on this one, signaling just enough to “warn” Europe — the patsies still in the JCPOA — but not enough to give Trump a reason to blast Iranian nuclear and industrial sites.  This will presumably continue for a while.]

Iran has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that it has launched a plan to increase its uranium enrichment capacity, nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Tuesday.

“If conditions allow, maybe tomorrow night at Natanz, we can announce the opening of the centre for production of new centrifuges” for uranium enrichment, said Salehi, a vice president and head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation, according to conservative news agency Fars.

“What we are doing does not violate the (2015 nuclear) agreement,” he said, adding that a letter was submitted to the IAEA “yesterday regarding the start of certain activities”.

He specified that this was just the start of the production process and “does not mean that we will start assembling the centrifuges”.

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