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Iran intends to restart activities at Arak heavy water nuclear reactor

The pinnacle of Iran’s Atomic Vitality Group, Ali Akbar Salehi, informed lawmakers on Sunday that Iran will restart actions on the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor, the ISNA information company reported.

ISNA cited a member of parliament who attended the assembly. Heavy water may be employed in reactors to provide plutonium, a gasoline utilized in nuclear warheads.

In May Iran introduced deliberate measures to breach the nuclear settlement with main world powers following the U.S. withdrawal from deal and Washington’s reimposition of powerful sanctions.

On July 3, President Hassan Rouhani mentioned Tehran would enhance its uranium enrichment ranges and begin to revive its Arak heavy-water reactor after July 7 if the nations within the nuclear pact didn’t defend commerce with Iran promised underneath the deal however blocked by the U.S. sanctions.

Overseas forces would stoke regional stress: Rouhani

The presence of international forces could be the primary supply of stress within the Gulf, mentioned on Sunday in a gathering with Oman’s international minister in Tehran, in response to the official presidency web site.

France, Italy and Denmark gave preliminary help for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to make sure secure delivery by means of the Strait of Hormuz, proposed after Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker, three senior EU diplomats mentioned final week.

“The presence of foreign forces will not only not help the security of the region, but will be the main factor for tension,” Rouhani mentioned, saying Iran and Oman had major accountability for securing the Strait of Hormuz. “The roots of the unpleasant events and tension in the region today are the unilateral withdrawal of America (from the 2015 nuclear deal),” he mentioned.

Britain’s seizure of Iranian tanker is a violation of the nuclear deal: Iranian deputy international minister

Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar is a violation of the 2015 nuclear deal, Abbas Araqchi, a senior member of the crew who negotiated the deal and a deputy international minister, mentioned on Sunday, in response to the ISNA information company.

“We witnessed the seizure of an oil tanker carrying Iranian oil in the Strait of Gibraltar which in our view is a violation of (the nuclear deal),” Araqchi mentioned. “And the countries who are part of (the nuclear deal) shouldn’t create obstacles for the export of Iranian oil.”

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