Iran expands sensitive nuclear capacity: U.N. report

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Posted: May 22, 2013 11:39 AM

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has increased its capacity to refine uranium by installing hundreds of more centrifuges at its Natanz plant, a U.N. nuclear agency report said on Wednesday, underlining Tehran's defiance of Western demands to curb the activity.

But, in a development that could help buy time for diplomacy between Iran and world powers, the report also showed limited growth of Iran's most sensitive nuclear stockpile and it remained below an Israeli "red line" for possible action.

(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Michael Roddy)