Iran exports heavy water, imports uranium in post-sanctions era

Nuclear Program Materials 17 January 2017 20:39 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 17

By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend:

Iran has exported 93 tons of heavy water to Russia following the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, aka nuclear deal) in January 2016.

In exchange, Iran has purchased 590 tons of natural uranium from Russia, Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a report on the implementation of the JCPOA, submitted to parliament on Jan. 17.

According to the report, Kazakhstan has also exported over 600 tons of materials to be used in the Islamic Republic’s peaceful nuclear program.

Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – the US, UK, France, Russia, China plus Germany – finalized the deal on Iran’s nuclear program in July 2015.

The landmark deal was implemented in January 2016 easing international sanction on the Islamic Republic in return for curbing the country’s nuclear activity.