Iran says it has delayed activation of Arak nuclear reactor

19.11.2012                      05.Kislew. 5773

UN-Bericht:

Iran says it has delayed activation of Arak nuclear reactor

Without giving any reason for the postponement, the Islamic Republic stated that the heavy water reactor would only come online in early 2014; Western experts say the plant could offer Iran a second path for developing a nuclear bomb.

Tehran has continued to install cooling and moderator circuit piping in the heavy water plant near the town of Arak. Nuclear analysts say this type of reactor could yield plutonium for nuclear arms if the spent fuel is reprocessed, something Iran has said it has no intention of doing….