Iran researching advanced uranium enrichment technology

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Iran will continue testing more efficient uranium enrichment technology, which does not appear to go against an interim agreement signed between Iran and several other countries.

According to World Bulletin, an Iranian government official said initial testing on more advanced centrifuges had been completed. Iran has said it wanted to keep refining uranium to make fuel for planned nuclear power plants. However, uranium can also provide the fissile core of a nuclear bomb if enriched to a high degree, a fact that concerns the West, the article said.

As part of an interim agreement signed with six world powers, Iran must stop uranium enrichment to medium-grade, or 20 percent, purity. A permanent agreement is currently in the works.

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