0750 GMT August 18, 2019
In comments at a televised program on Tuesday, Salehi said Iran will press ahead with research and development plans in the nuclear industry and mass-produce IR-4 and IR-5 centrifuge machines, Tasnim News Agency reported.
He added that a newer generation of centrifuges, IR-6, is undergoing tests, and that although nuclear scientists have announced that the country can now have three IR-8 centrifuges, the AEOI will wait for a couple of months before producing them.
Salehi further stated that Iran is in possession of the necessary material to enrich uranium to a purity level of 20 percent.
Earlier this month, Salehi said the country has broken new ground in the field of nuclear technology and is taking preliminary steps toward production of 20-percent modern nuclear fuel.