"The 164 centrifuges are in place. There are pipes but no (nuclear) material has been fed into them," a diplomat close to the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
Iran will move to ``industrial scale'' uranium enrichment involving 54,000 centrifuges at its Natanz plant, the Associated Press quoted deputy nuclear chief Mohammad Saeedi as telling state-run television today.
``Using those 50,000 centrifuges they could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon in 16 days,'' Stephen Rademaker, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, told reporters today in Moscow.
"Iran tested a nuclear weapon in 1988. Look it up."
A conservative caller to Randi Rhodes' radio show yesterday.
At this rate Fox News will be reporting Iran INVENTED atomic weapons and that the United States is scrambling to catch-up.