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Iran to Exceed Enriched Uranium Limit “in Days”

Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced on Monday that the country has accelerated uranium enrichment activities and its stockpile of enriched uranium is going to surpass a 300 kg limit within the next ten days. Speaking to reporters at the Khandab heavy water facilities at the Arak nuclear site […]

UK Replaces US in Redesigning Arak Reactor

By John Lee. The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said that the US has been replaced by the UK on the working group tasked with redesigning the Arak heavy water reactor in central Iran. Ali Akbar Salehi (pictured) told IRIB that the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal has not impacted […]

More than 100 Iran MPs Oppose Nuclear Deal

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. More than 100 Iran MPs ask Rouhani to stop nuclear deal implementation With the newly elected Iranian parliamentarians set to take their seats by the end of May, more than 100 members of the […]

Arak Reactor ‘Not Yet Decommissioned’

By John Lee. Iran’s deputy nuclear chief has denied a report that the core of the Arak heavy-water reactor has been removed and filled with concrete. According to BBC News, Ali Asghar Zarean said that Iran would sign an agreement with China to modify the reactor before doing so. “Definitely, we will not apply any […]

Iran Removes Arak Nuclear Reactor Core

[Editors’ Note: This report has been subsequently denied by Iran’s deputy nuclear chief.] The Independent reports that Iran has removed the core of its Arak heavy water nuclear reactor and filled it with cement, as required under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed last year. Reconfiguring the reactor so it could not produce […]

Arak Reactor Redesign to Take 5 Years

A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said the redesign of the Arak heavy reactor will take 5 years. Behrouz Kamalvandi told ISNA that the roadmap phase may last for 2-3 months and “then we will enter the hard phase.” He noted that representatives of P5+1 countries as well as the […]

NSC Opens Office to Oversee Iran Deal Implementation

By Laura Rozen, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The US National Security Council is joining the State Department in establishing a new office to oversee implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, to be headed by NSC Director for Nonproliferation Paul Irwin, a […]