Andreas Persbo “posted”:http://verificationthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/09/tale-of-3k-centrifuges-third.html on a subject I was thinking of blogging about: Ahmadinejad’s “recently-reported”:http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL0479215320070904 claim that Iran has 3,000 centrifuges.
Andreas seems to conclude what I was thinking: the assertion could be technically sorta true if you massage the numbers a bit.
bq. According to an article by Mark Heinrich, Agency inspectors visited the Natanz facility on 3 September 2007 and found two more modules “being hooked up”, which would *bring the total number of centrifuges operating with hexafluoride gas, under vacuum, or being in various stages of construction to 2,952.*