Arak Redesign Deal “Robust”

Arak Redesign Deal “Robust”Arak Redesign Deal “Robust”

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says the Islamic Republic has struck a “robust” deal with major powers on the modernization of the Arak heavy water reactor.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman of AEOI, said on Saturday the document, which gained the final approval of parties to the July agreement between Iran and P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany) on November 18, will remove all concerns regarding the redesign of the reactor.   

The official document for the redesign of the Arak reactor is “very good and robust … and prepares the ground for starting the redesigning and modernization process … without any concern”, Press TV reported.

Kamalvandi noted that the process for the initial change in the design of the reactor will take one year and then a commission representing the P5+1 will have three months to approve the work. According to the document, Tehran will assume the role of project manager. China will participate in the redesign and construction of the modernized reactor and the US will provide technical support and review the reactor’s modernized design.