(Jerusalem Post / Worthy News)– Iran is "busy redesigning" a planned research reactor to sharply cut its potential output of plutonium – a potential nuclear bomb fuel, a senior Iranian official said in comments that seemed to address a key dispute in negotiations with world powers.
The future of the Arak plant is among several issues that negotiators from Iran and six world powers need to resolve if they are to reach a deal by late July on curbing the country's nuclear program in exchange for an end to sanctions.
The West is worried that Arak, once operational, could provide a supply of plutonium – one of two materials, along with highly enriched uranium, that can trigger a nuclear explosion.
Israel has argued that any nuclear deal with Iran should demand the complete shutdown of the Arak reactor. – Source