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Iran to sell 32 tonnes of heavy water to US

Narada Desk | April 23, 2016 4:38 pm Print
Iran's heavy water reactor located in Arak. Photo Courtesy:Wikipedia

Iran’s heavy water reactor located in Arak.
Photo Courtesy:Wikipedia

Iran will sell 32 tonnes of heavy water produced in its Arak Reactor to the US, a senior official said on Saturday.

Senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) and a US company have signed an agreement on Friday to sell the heavy water.

Araqchi said this on the sidelines of a joint commission meeting between Iran and the P5+1 group, namely Britain, China, France, Russia, the US, and Germany, Xinhua reported.

The agreement, signed following three months of negotiations, is worth $8.6 million and will be delivered to the US next week, according to the report.

The transaction of the heavy water is a part of the nuclear agreement signed last July between Iran and the P5+1 group.

Iran has also agreed to ship its supply of enriched uranium to Russia.
(Source:IANS)

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