Aug 25, 2017, 3:36 PM
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Much progress made in redesign of Arak reactor: AEOI official

Tehran, Aug 25, IRNA – A senior Iranian official on Friday said much progress has been made in redesigning Arak Heavy Water Reactor.

'The first phase of operation for redesigning Arak heavy water reactor, which has been renamed 'Khandab', has already been finished and approved by the foreign observers from China and the US and we have entered the second phase,' Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said.

He predicted that the redesigning process of the reactor be completed in the next three to four years in a joint cooperation with Chinese companies.

Kamalvandi also said there is good cooperation with Russia for building new reactors. He voiced hope for completion of the second Russian made reactor in Iran in the next seven years.