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April 23, 2016 9:30 am

Report: US Buying 32 Tons of Key Nuclear Material From Iran

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A nuclear power plant outside of Tehran. US bought 32 tons of heavy water from Tehran in an effort to protect its nuclear deal with Iran. Photo: Wikipedia.

A nuclear power plant outside of Tehran. US is reportedly buying 32 tons of heavy water from Tehran in an effort to protect its nuclear deal with Iran. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Obama administration is buying 32 tons of heavy water, a key component in atomic-weapons development, from Iran in an effort to safeguard its landmark nuclear agreement with the country, according to senior American officials.

The Department of Energy’s impending purchase was driven by U.S. concerns that Iran doesn’t have the capacity yet to quickly reduce its stockpile of the material as required under the July nuclear deal, according to these officials.

Read full story at The Wall Street Journal.

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