‘Major changes’ into Arak Heavy Water Reactor underway

TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (MNA) – AEOI Spokesperson has told reporters removing of the heart of Arak Heavy Water Reactor as the major change into the complex has been started.

Behrouz Kamalvandi who was speaking to a reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony in University of Tehran, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences on Tuesday responded to this question that whether Iran had been working laboriously in line with its commitments made in JCPOA, however, the west had not been fully committed to its obligations in the JCPOA, and whether Iran felt it necessary to go on itself in doing the commitment with such a haste; “in terms of technicalities, both sides are doing their quota of commitments. This is inaccurate that one side had been evading its commitments. In all fields especially sanctions, Powers had embarked on their commitments, and part of the commitments had been done as well,” Kamalvandi told reporters. “For example, statement and letter by the US president and the EU on removing sanctions are part of the issue which relates to the IAEA’s official announcement that Iran had been doing its commitments which are heavy and complex job as well; we have been working to shorten the time to implementation day; we believe that the mutual commitments are being carried out automatically and with ease.”

“About the visa waiver program in the US Congress, the Foreign Ministry officials waged laudable efforts to address and solve the problem; we believe if the west deviates from the agreement, our return back will by no means be to outdated technology of the past years and new centrifuges will work with maximum capacity,” he indirectly addressed the west.

“We do not believe however that the negative side of the issue should be taken serious, despite the fact that we should not trust the west, as they themselves would admit this fact, and part of the slow pace of the process had been due to this mistrust,” Kamalvandi said.

On the question about the remarks by the Head of Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi who had said earlier that the number centrifuges had been down to 1044, and that 6 chains of Arak reactor had been on the place still and that the heart of the reactor had not been removed, Kamalvandi said that in Natanz, “the agreement posits that only 5060 centrifuges should work, with further 1044 of them in Fordow; two cascades should be reworked to stable isotopes, the agreement conditions,” he detailed. “The IAEA is doing its own job of verification and we talked to them to shorten the verification time.”




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