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Report: Iran nuclear chief says new centrifuges are being kept offline
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, December 29, 2013 4:56 AM EST
Iranian state TV is quoting the Islamic Republic's nuclear chief as saying the country has not put into operation a new generation of centrifuges for enriching uranium.
However Salehi reiterated statements made earlier this week that his engineers are building and testing even newer generations of centrifuges. That claim appeared partly aimed at countering criticism from hard-liners.
Under the deal Iran agreed to cap its nuclear activities in return for an easing of sanctions. Talks on details will resume on Monday.
The West suspects Iran is developing weapon, a charge Tehran denies.