Iran establishes facility to build advanced centrifuges

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Iran's nuclear chief announced that the Islamic republic has equipped with a new facility to build advanced centrifuges, Financial Tribune daily reported on Tuesday.

Iran prepares to increase its uranium-enrichment capacity if the 2015 nuclear deal collapses following the U.S. exit, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, was quoted as saying.

The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered to set up and complete an advanced hall for the construction of modern centrifuges, Salehi said, adding that "this hall is now fully equipped."

Salehi also said that Iran plans to build nuclear reactors for ships which would take 10 to 15 years to complete.

The Iranian official warned that "Iran will possibly suspend some of the limitations, including the volume and level of enrichment, outlined in the nuclear agreement."

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal with Tehran in May, calling it "deeply flawed." He vowed to re-impose economic and financial sanctions on Tehran.

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