Iran warns to reactivate Arak reactor if US sanctions not removed

Nuclear Program Materials 19 November 2015 14:34 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 19

By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:

An Iranian MP said the country is capable of reactivating the Arak reactor within six months, if the US sanctions on the Islamic Republic are not lifted.

"If the Americans break the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding lifting the sanctions, Iran will activate the Arak reactor within six months," ISNA news agency quoted Head of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, as saying Nov.19.

Under the JCPOA clinched in July Iran should redesign and rebuild a modernised heavy water research reactor in Arak. The redesigned and rebuilt Arak reactor will not produce weapons grade plutonium.

Iran has disconnected almost a quarter of its uranium-enriching centrifuges in less than a month, Reuters reported Nov. 18.

According to the JCPOA, signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries made up of the UK, US, France, Germany, Russia, and China, Tehran is committed to reducing its number of centrifuges.