MOSCOW, (Sputnik) – The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) will be required to design a new a 40 megawatt heavy water reactor in accordance with the bill enacted on Tuesday, Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission spokesman Abolfazl Amouei said.
“According to Article 4 of the bill, which was approved by the commission on Tuesday, the AEOI will be required to establish a plant for the production of uranium,” Amouei said as quoted by Mehr news agency.
According to him, during Tuesday’s session, the Iranian lawmakers also discussed a strategic plan for lifting the sanctions against Iran.
The news comes as Iran continues to increase its stockpile of low-enriched uranium far beyond the limits set in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as Iran nuclear deal.
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