Iran ‘redesigning’ its Arak reactor

June 13, 2014 8:21 AM

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Dubai/Vienna - Iran is “busy redesigning” a planned research reactor to sharply cut its potential output of plutonium, a senior Iranian official said in comments that seemed to address a thorny issue in negotiations with big powers.

The future of the Arak plant is among several sticking points that Iran and six world powers need to resolve if they are to reach a deal by late July on limiting Iran's controversial nuclear programme in exchange for an end to sanctions.

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