Iran intends to resume operation of a heavy water nuclear reactor, which is located in Arak city. This was stated by Head of the Atomic Energy Organization (the state structure controlling the country's nuclear facilities) Ali Akbar Salehi, RBC reports referring to the ISNA agency.
He noted that this is not about nuclear weapons, but about the production of atomic energy, for which Iran has the necessary infrastructure.
According to Reuters, the reactor in Arak can produce plutonium, which is used in nuclear warheads.
Earlier it was reported that from May 15, 2019, Iran officially had suspended the fulfillment of part of its obligations under the terms of the 2015 international nuclear transaction.
May 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump announced withdrawal from the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. He also added that in the near future documents will be signed on the restoration of sanctions against the Iranian regime.
The agreement on the Iranian nuclear program was adopted on July 15, 2015. Iran has pledged to allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to its nuclear facilities in exchange for the step-by-step lifting of Western sanctions. The agreement was signed between Iran, the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, Great Britain, France and Germany.