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Report: U.S. accuses Iran of violating nuclear sanctions

The Iran nuclear program's Arak heavy-water reactor. Credit: Nanking2012 via Wikimedia Commons.

The Iran nuclear program’s Arak heavy-water reactor. Credit: Nanking2012 via Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The U.S. informed a United Nations committee last month that Iran has been illicitly seeking to acquire components for its heavy-water reactor at Arak, Foreign Policy magazine reported Monday.

According to the report, a U.S. delegation told the U.N. Security Council panel of experts monitoring sanctions on Iran that Iranian agents have in recent months been upping their efforts to obtain equipment for the IR-40 research reactor. The U.S. has not publicly commented on the allegation.

The U.S. and Israel suspect that the Arak heavy-water reactor is designed to develop a nuclear weapon via a plutonium path, parallel to Iran’s effort to develop a nuclear weapon via a uranium path.

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