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Inspectors Find Major Iran Nuclear Move Ahead of Talks

 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, second left being escorted by technicians during a tour of Tehran's research reactor center in northern Tehran, Iran.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, second left being escorted by technicians during a tour of Tehran's research reactor center in northern Tehran, Iran. // Iranian President's Office/AP File Photo

A week after being sent home from Tehran empty-handed, U.N. nuclear inspectors have revealed that Iran has being installing new centrifuges at their main nuclear plant, a clear act of defiance ahead of an upcoming round of talks. The Internal Atomic Energy Agency's lead investigators went to Iran last week to try gain access to the country's largest nuclear facility, but were rebuffed at every turn. IAEA head Herman Nackaerts complained about the lack of cooperation from Iran's nuclear agency, specifically their refusal to let inspections see the Parchin military facility. His report on this latest visit reveals it's actually the Natanz plant that is being upgrade with 180 new centrifuge machines, which wouldgreatly increase Iran's ability to enrich uranium to a point where it can be weaponized.

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