Iran refuses to give ground on key Arak reactor

TEHRAN: Iran sees “no more room” for negotiations on the design of its Arak reactor, Tehran’s nuclear chief said, refusing to give ground on a key issue in international negotiations.

“On Arak, we have said we were ready to design it so that the concerns are lifted. This matter is settled to some extent on the technical aspect and there is no more room for further negotiations,” Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted Thursday by media as saying.

Western nations fear the Arak heavy water reactor could provide Iran with weapons-grade plutonium, but Tehran insists it is solely for research purposes.

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