Iran nuclear chief wants fast overhaul of Arak reactor

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The new head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran has said he wants to speed up the conversion of the country’s Arak heavy water reactor into a research facility. Under a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, the Islamic republic agreed to modify the Arak reactor so that it could not produce military-grade plutonium. “This project must be reconfigured and returned to operation as soon as possible,” Iranian media on Saturday quoted Mohammad Eslami as saying during a visit to the site this week. No time frame was specified. The nuclear deal gave Iran sanctions relief in return fo…

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