Iran Unveils Development at Arak Reactor in Face of U.S. Pressure

December 23, 2019


Babak Dehghanpisheh



The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) reactivated a secondary circuit of its Arak heavy water reactor. The secondary circuit is responsible for transferring thermal energy from the reactor’s first circuit to the plant’s cooling towers. The reactor’s remaining systems will reportedly be completed in one year, with initial tests beginning in March 2021. The move did not violate international restrictions on Iran’s nuclear work.