Report: Iran Resumes Centrifuge Production at Karaj

Site had closed in June after Israeli sabotage

Badly damaged in early summer in an Israeli sabotage, Iran’s manufacturing site in Karaj is finally reopening to produce advanced centrifuges, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The number of centrifuges they can use is carefully negotiated, so Iran has for years sought to improve their centrifuge technology to one more competitive with modern standards.

Centrifuges are used for enrichment within Iran’s civilian program Though there is no evidence of even an attempt at making arms, the reports still are spinning this as possibly an advancement toward arms.

There are also complaints that Iran hasn’t granted the IAEA access to the site, though the reopening is as yet merely a media report, not confirmed.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.