Iran has begun operating its advanced centrifuges at the Natanz underground site, according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that reached Reuters today (Wednesday). The uranium flow into IR-2m hubs is another violation of the nuclear agreement with the powers. According to the report, the information was verified by the IAEA, which oversees the agreement, on Saturday.

According to a IAEA report from last week, the centrifuges were moved from an above-ground plant, where it is already enriching uranium in advanced centrifuges, to an underground place. The facility was sabotaged in July, in an operation attributed to Israel and the United States. -4 in the underground facility, but not from the sixth generation.The plant operates 5,060 first generation concentrates.

 Tehran has accelerated the development of the nuclear program since the Trump administration withdrew from the 2018 agreement and returned sanctions on it, and it hopes to return to negotiations with the future administration of President-elect Joe Biden. The New York Times reported yesterday that outgoing President Donald Trump was exploring the possibility of attacking the Natanz site in the weeks remaining to his tenure, but senior government officials denied it after warning that it could ignite a conflict.

Against the background of the report on the operation of the centrifuges, Iraq and Saudi Arabia today today, for the first time in three decades, opened the Arar border crossing between the countries. The crossing has been closed since 1990 after the two countries severed ties over Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. Senior Iraqi and Saudi officials, including Riyadh's ambassador to Baghdad, toured there today.

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