Iran says it has removed core of nuclear reactor

2016-01-14 17:13


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Tehran - Iranian state TV says nuclear experts have finished removing the core of the country's only nuclear heavy water reactor as part of Tehran's obligations under its nuclear deal with world powers.

The spokesperson of Iran's atomic department, Behrouz Kamalvandi, announced the completion of the work on the Arak reactor on Thursday, saying holes that held the core will be filled with concrete.

He says international inspectors will now verify the job and will send their report to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Under the nuclear agreement, Iran must redesign the Arak reactor so it can't produce plutonium for nuclear weapons.

Iran denies it has had any intention to build nuclear weapons.

Read more on:    iran  |  iran nuclear programme

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