Skip to comments.Iran exceeds authorised heavy water reserves: IAEA
Posted on 11/18/2019 8:20:27 PM PST by NormsRevenge
Vienna (AFP) - The UN's nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran's stock of heavy water for reactors has surpassed the limit set under its agreement with world powers.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement that Iran's heavy water production plant was in operation and that its stock of heavy water reserves was 131.5 tonnes, above the 130-tonne limit.
In Vienna, an IAEA spokesperson said: "On 17 November, the Agency verified that the Heavy Water Production Plant (HWPP) was in operation and that Irans stock of heavy water was 131.5 metric tonnes."
Heavy water is not itself radioactive but is used in nuclear reactors to absorb neutrons from nuclear fission.
Heavy water reactors can be used to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons as an alternative to enriched uranium.
It was the first time the agency has recorded a volume greater than the level agreed upon as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached in 2015 with Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United States and the European Union.
The US unilaterally withdrew from it last year, after which Iran began reducing its commitments in a bid to win concessions from those still party to the accord.
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There’s a lot of lefty @sshats at the yahoo site blaming President Trump for this. What idiots. Even if we had stayed in the nuclear deal, Iran would be breaking the rules as we speak.
Look Mullahs. Your days are numbered.
just as Obama planned
A small bomb would cause many leaks.
Is that real or photoshop?
If real it makes me sick. What a smug, evil bastard.
Probably closer to reality than we think. Still an evil, smug bastard.
Based on reports of the price of Gasoline causing protests in Iran. The Iranians are going to develop the first nuclear powered car.
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