Radio Farda:

Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Chief Ali Akbar Salehi says Iran will soon introduce a set of 30 modern IR-6 centrifuges within the next 2 or 3 weeks as the latest development in its nuclear program.

Salehi added that a new part of the heavy water reactor in Arak in central Iran will become operational within the next two weeks.

This comes while Iran is bound by its 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) not to employ more than 30 of this model of centrifuge until 2023.

Salehi said in an interview with Iran's state TV on Tuesday October 8 that Iran's nuclear program has "returned to pre-JCPOA situation" as it has increased the production of over 3.5 percent enriched uranium to 5 to 6 kilograms a day.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization had said in September that the IR-6 centrifuges is several times more powerful than the machines currently being used in Iran's nuclear program.

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