IAEA inspectors visiting Iran’s Arak heavy water production plant

Photo: IAEA inspectors visiting Iran’s Arak heavy water production plant / Iran

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 8
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are currently visiting Arak's heavy water production plant, located in central Iran, the ISNA News Agency quoted the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran's spokesman as saying on December 8.

"The one-day inspection would wrap up in the afternoon," Behrouz Kamalvandi said.

"After that the two inspectors would head back to Vienna," he explained.

He went on to note that Iran's right to nuclear energy is not negotiable.

The visit is conducted within the framework of a mid-November agreement signed between Tehran and the IAEA.

Under the deal, Tehran will, on a voluntary basis, allow IAEA inspectors to visit the Arak heavy water production facility in the central city of Arak as well as the Gachin uranium mine near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas.

The visit also comes just weeks after Iran signed a nuclear deal with the P5+1 in Geneva.

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