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Iran vows to continue work at Arak plutonium site

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Iran vows to continue work at Arak

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by Spencer Ho, Times of Israel, Nov. 27, 2013

Iran will keep up construction on the Arak heavy water plant, which, when operational, will produce plutonium that can be used in a nuclear weapon, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an address to the Iranian parliament Wednesday. This is despite the deal Tehran signed with world powers over the weekend.

“The capacity at the Arak site is not going to increase. It means no new nuclear fuel will be produced and no new installations will be installed, but construction will continue there,” Reuters quoted Zarif as saying.

According to a fact sheet released by the White House, as part of the deal agreed to in Geneva, Iran “committed to no further advances of its activities at Arak and to halt progress on its plutonium track.” However, Iran has disputed the version of the agreement put out by Washington, and some experts have said loopholes in the text could allow the Iranians to continue construction offsite and then install components there later….

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