TEHRAN -- Iran's president says 6,000 new centrifuges will be operational at a uranium enrichment plant within a year's time.
The installation of the centrifuges began Tuesday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said while inspecting the Natanz nuclear facility, CNN reported.
"Iran last year installed 3,000 centrifuges and entered the stage of enrichment. And in the current year, new centrifuges will become operational, which is a sign of Islamic Iran's outstanding successes and achievements," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.
He arrived in the city Tuesday to attend a ceremony marking the third anniversary of National Day of Nuclear Technology, the Islamic Republic New Agency, the country's official agency, reported.
Ahmadinejad said other "new achievements" would be announced on state television.
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