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US: Work on Arak plant doesn’t violate Iran deal

US: Work on Aral plant doesn’t violate Iran deal

The US says according to Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, construction work at Arak nuclear facility can go on as long as fuel isn’t produced and advances aren’t made on a the heavy water reactor.
The White House said Iran wouldn’t advance its activities at Arak or progress toward plutonium production.
A brief media-driven scandal emerged on Wednesday with French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal saying, “In the interim accord, the Arak reactor is specifically targeted and the end of all work at this reactor”.
According to Reuters he said, “In the agreement and the text, which has been approved by the Iranian authorities, the Arak reactor is clearly targeted.”
The remarks came as the deal made clear days ago that certain types of construction were allowed to continue at the site.
The Arak site was among the thorniest issues negotiators sought to resolve in last weekend’s nuclear agreement in Geneva.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday construction on building projects would continue.
Zarif also said enrichment activities at Natanz and Fordo facilities will continue at a range of 3.5 to 5 percent purity level.
The P5+1 ( United States, China, France, Britain, Russia and Germany) reached a deal with Iran in the early hours of Sunday morning that recognized Iran’s right to nuclear enrichment over level of five percent.
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