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Iran's Fordow Nuclear Plant Restructuring May be Delayed

Sputnik News

15:05 16.12.2015(updated 15:44 16.12.2015)

Re-profiling Iran's Fordow facility from an uranium enrichment into an isotope production plant may take longer than expected, Russia's permanent envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other international organizations in Vienna said Wednesday.

VIENNA (Sputnik) – Iran signed an agreement with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany on July 14, to ensure the peaceful nature of Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

'It turns out, the organization of this production will take longer than previously expected, because it is a complicated process, and when our experts discovered the Iranian side's state of readiness, it became clear that it would require more time than originally planned,' Vladimir Voronkov said.

Under the deal, Tehran agreed to reduce its stock of enriched uranium, decrease the number of centrifuges in the country and reconfigure the Arak heavy-water reactor, as well as turn Fordow into an isotope production facility for medical and industrial purposes.


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