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Iran’s new nuclear chief wants fast overhaul of Arak reactor

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The new head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has said he wants to speed up the conversion of the country’s Arak heavy water reactor into a research facility.

Iran removed the core of the Arak facility and filled part of it with cement as part of a 2015 deal that gave the country relief from sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear program. As part of the agreement, the Islamic Republic agreed to modify the Arak reactor so that it could not produce military-grade plutonium, with Tehran saying it has been working on redesigning it for medical and agricultural use.

“This project must be reconfigured and returned to operation as soon as possible,” Iranian media on Saturday quoted Mohammad........

© The Times of Israel

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