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Iran has 18,000 centrifuges, 10,000 operating

Aug 18 2013, 11:24am CDT | by IANS

Tehran, Aug 18 (IANS) Iran has about 18,000 centrifuges, of which 10,000 are operating, the outgoing head of the country's atomic energy panel said Sunday.

Tehran, Aug 18 — Iran has about 18,000 centrifuges, of which 10,000 are operating, the outgoing head of the country's atomic energy panel said Sunday. Iran has 17,000 first-generation (IR-1)...

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Iran has 18,000 centrifuges, 10,000 operating

Aug 18 2013, 11:24am CDT | by IANS

Tehran, Aug 18 (IANS) Iran has about 18,000 centrifuges, of which 10,000 are operating, the outgoing head of the country's atomic energy panel said Sunday.

Tehran, Aug 18 — Iran has about 18,000 centrifuges, of which 10,000 are operating, the outgoing head of the country's atomic energy panel said Sunday.

Iran has 17,000 first-generation (IR-1) centrifuges out of which 10,000 are running, said Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) chief Fereidoon Abbasi, reported Xinhua citing the Press TV.

Over 1,000 indigenously-manufactured new-generation centrifuges (IR-2m) have also been installed and are ready to be launched, added Abbasi, who was replaced by former Iranian foreign minister, Ali-Akbar Salehi, after new President Hassan Rouhani took office earlier this month.

"Nearly 9,000 centrifuges in Natanz site enrich uranium below five-percent grade. More than 700 centrifuges in Natanz and Fordow enrich uranium to 20-percent level simultaneously," he said.

The Islamic republic has said that it enriches uranium to five percent for fuel purposes and 20 percent for producing radio medicines.

In May, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran has installed 16,590 first generation centrifuges.

"As of 15 May 2013, four cascades had been fully installed and one cascade had been partially installed with IR-2m centrifuges and empty centrifuge casings," the report noted.

The report also said Tehran has possessed 182 kg 20-percent enriched uranium stockpile, 15 kg up from the agency's previous report, still not enough for a nuclear bomb.

On Friday, Salehi, head of AEOI from 2009 to 2010 and foreign minister from 2010 to August 2013, said: "The activities of AEOI are completely peaceful and in line with the interests of the Iranian nation."

The West accuses Iran of developing nuclear weapon under cover of civilian nuclear programme, and imposed a series of sanctions aimed at crippling Iran's economy, while the latter stresses that its nuclear program is for civilian use only.

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A Virginia District Court says that phone passcodes are protected under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Fingerprintsare not, however,according to Hampton Roads.Judge Steven C. Frucci has ruled that giving the police a fingerprint is the same as providing a DNC or handwriting sample or an actual key, which the law permits. A passcode is different since it requires a defendant to divulge knowledge, which the law protects against.The ruling was made in the case of ...
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Apple in talks to bring iPhone to Iran

Oct 29 2014 2:36pm CDT | Source: MacNN

Apple is talking to Iranian distributors about the possibility of selling the iPhone in the country, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. Senior Apple executives have reportedly met with the distributors at the former party's London headquarters. If the iPhone does become available in Iran, it will be through premium resellers, rather than Apple itself, which has no direct footprint to speak of. "Over a dozen" Apple employees ...
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Apple Reportedly In Talks to Sell iPhone in Iran

Oct 29 2014 1:59pm CDT | Source: iClarified

Apple is in preliminary talks with Iranian distributors to sell the iPhone in the country, should Western sanctions easy sufficiently, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, senior Apple officials have met with Iranian distributors at the company's regional headquarters in London .In the conversations, the Cupertino, Calif., company explored the possibility of having Iranian part ...
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Apple reportedly in ‘preliminary contact’ with distributors to bring iPhone to Iran

Oct 29 2014 1:42pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is in early talks with “Iranian distributors” to bring the iPhone to Iran: Apple Inc. is in preliminary contact with Iranian distributors about a possible entry into the country should Western sanctions ease sufficiently, people familiar with the matter said. The report notes that financial and banking sanctions as well as political tension has thus far pr ...
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