Salehi did not say what the“preliminary activities” were,
or give a timetable for action.
On hearing the Salehi had recently become a grandfather,
Moniz presented Salehi with MIT-embossed baby gifts at the talks.
While talking to the Iran government's news channel, Salehi claimed that the work on the new centrifuges will
also be completed in this month.
Both had connections with the
renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) where Moniz had worked as a professor and Salehi had completed his doctoral studies.
Changes are being made on an urgent basis to build state-of-the-art centrifuges at Natanz nuclear project
and this work will be completed within a month, said Salehi.
Saying that the work on the centrifuges had been initiated even before signing the
nuclear deal with the western countries in 2015, Salehi added that this had nothing to do with the fate of the nuclear deal.
Salehi, a PhD graduate of MIT and former Head of the
Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, arranged for lectures in multiple universities in Tehran where Agre was appointed Visiting Professor at the Sharif University of Technology and a private meeting was held with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.