Ahmadinejadization Alert by Ali Akbar Dareini for AP, with thanks to James:
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran has begun installing 3,000 centrifuges in an expansion of its uranium enrichment program that brings the Islamic nation significantly closer to large-scale production of nuclear fuel, the president said Saturday.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also claimed that the international community was caving in to Tehran’s demands to continue its nuclear program.
“Resistance of the Iranian nation in the past year forced them to retreat tens of steps over the Iran’s nuclear issue,” the semi-official Fars agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying. Fars is considered to be close to Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards….
“We have started installing 3,000 centrifuges” at a plant in central Iran, Ahmadinejad told a group of students in Tehran on Saturday, according to Fars. He said the move, at a plant in central Iran, marks the “first step toward industrial production.
“We will be able to produce our nuclear fuel once we install 60,000 centrifuges,” he said.