Iran: Document on Arak Reactor to be Finalized by Monday
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said an official document on redesigning the country’s heavy-water reactor in Arak is going to be endorsed by the whole parties to a final agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program by Monday.
The official document on redesigning Arak reactor is going to foreign ministers of Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) for signature, Araqchi told reporters in Vienna.
The process of endorsement of the document is underway in a rotating manner, the Iranian diplomat noted, saying the signatures will be collected by Monday.
Tehran and the Group 5+1 (also known as P5+1 or E3+3) on July 14 reached a conclusion over the text of a comprehensive 159-page deal on Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
The nuclear deal would terminate all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran after coming into force.
According to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “Iran will redesign and rebuild a modernised heavy water research reactor in Arak, based on an agreed conceptual design, using fuel enriched up to 3.67 %, in a form of an international partnership which will certify the final design.”