Iran installs uranium enrichment machines

Iran may have installed hundreds of uranium enrichment machines in its underground nuclear facility at Fordow, near Qom.

The new centrifuges were not yet operating, according to a Reuters report. Another source spoke of “hundreds of new machines.”

The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency was scheduled to release a report on Iran’s nuclear program this week. Talks between IAEA representatives and Iranian delegates resumed Aug. 24 at the agency’s headquarters in the Austrian capital.

The IAEA negotiations are separate from talks between Iran and world powers, which have made little progress

since restarting in April after a 15-month hiatus. — jta