Iran's Arak starts production of oxygen-18 isotopes
The 40-MW nuclear reactor in Arak (Iran) has started the production of oxygen-18 isotopes for the treatment of nerves, heart, lungs, and the brain, News Azerbaijan reports.
Iran built a heavy-water reactor in Arak in 2013. Western states fear that it can be used to build a nuclear bomb. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, emphasized that Iran will not cancel plans for science research and development of nuclear energy.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Aragchi stated that Iran will try to calm worries around the reactor. He noted that the West was showing more understanding of Iran’s attitude towards the Arak reactor.