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Salehi: Designing of Arak reactor platform ends

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 14, IRNA -- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday that designing of Arak reactor platform has finished, as it has received the seal of approval.

Commenting on the latest situation concerning redesigning of Arak nuclear reactor, he added that conceptual redesigning of Arak reactor has ended and the Chinese have approved that while detailed redesign is currently underway and the Chinese are engaged in examining the section.

The two countries' experts will hold specialized negotiations, which will soon be approved too. Afterwards the necessary equipment will be installed, he said.

As per the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran is in charge of redesigning Arak reactor, Salehi said, noting, "We will conduct designing to be approved by the Chinese."

"Redesigning Arak reactor was scheduled to end within five years, but we carried it out ahead of schedule," he said, hoping that it will complete in the remaining period of one and half a years.

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