'Iran proves nefarious intentions'

State Department spokesman Crowley slams Teheran's announcement of new centrifuges.

ahmadinejad 311 (photo credit: AP)
ahmadinejad 311
(photo credit: AP)
The United States overnight Friday slammed Iran’s earlier announcement of technological advances in its nuclear program, saying it proves Teheran’s “nefarious intentions.”
StateDepartment spokesman P.J. Crowley made the statement hours after theIslamic Republic announced that it successfully tested a thirdgeneration of domestically built centrifuges, which, it claims, canaccelerate uranium enrichment by up to six times. 
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared there was no way backfor Iran's nuclear work despite opposition from the United States andother world powers, though he insisted it had only peaceful aims likepower generation.
Iran would remain a nuclear state, he said, "whether enemies want it or not."
But Ahmadinejad continues to claim Iran's nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.
Israel, the United States and European Union countries suspect Iran is attempting to build a nuclear bomb.