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July 25, 2012 4:45 pm

Iran Increases Nuclear Capacity as Barak Questions Sanctions’ Effectiveness

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Photo: Ariel Harmoni/Israeli Defense Ministry.

Times of Israel/AP – Iran has increased the number of active centrifuges enriching uranium for its nuclear program by 1,000, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview to Iran’s state-run media on Tuesday.

“There are currently 11,000 centrifuges active in enrichment facilities,” he was quoted as saying during a meeting with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and senior regime officials.

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