US: Iran nuclear claims 'no big news'

Washington says Iran's announcement of progress in developing nuclear technology is "hype".

    Iran says it has started using its own locally-produced nuclear fuel for the first time.

    In an event broadcast live on Iranian state television, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled what he called the "next generation in Iranian centrifuges". Iran has acquired 3,000 new faster centrifuges, greatly expanding its uranium enrichment capability.

    But the US has dismissed the achievements as nothing new. Speaking to reporters, Victoria Nuland, the US State Department's spokesperson, said: "This is not big news. In fact, it seems to be hyped."

    Al Jazeera's Rosalind Jordan reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Remembering Chernobyl

    Remembering Chernobyl

    The fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion remains as politicised as ever, 28 years on.