TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Iran is continuing the installation of new uranium enrichment centrifuges at the central Natanz facility, said Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereidoon Abbasi on Wednesday, semi-official Fars news agency reported.
The remarks came after experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran started a new round of talks in Iran 's capital of Tehran on Wednesday with hopes to resolve the differences between the UN nuclear watchdog and Iran over the latter's disputed nuclear program.
The installation started one month ago, and according to the schedule, the Islamic republic intends to double the number of centrifuges in Natanz, according to Abbasi.
Tehran Times quoted an IAEA report as saying that the number of Iran's first-generation IR1 centrifuges at Natanz site amounted to 10,500 at the end of last year.
The Iranian nuclear chief added that new centrifuges will be used for generating enriched uranium below five percent and will not be used for producing 20 percent enriched uranium.
On Jan. 30, Iran informed the IAEA of the installation of its new uranium enrichment centrifuges in Natanz.