The Arak reactor, which has been under construction for years, is one of the key issues at the center of the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group on a “comprehensive solution that would ensure Iran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful.” Negotiators from the P5+1 states and Iran will meet for a third round of talks in Vienna on April 7-9.
In a new article published in the April issue of Arms Control Today, I and other colleagues at Princeton proposed options changing the fueling and
operating power of the Arak reactor to make it less of a proliferation concern. The conversion steps
described in the analysis are technically feasible and would not compromise Arak’s usefulness for civilian purposes. The proposed modifications provide a sound basis for resolving one of
the key points of contention in the talks on Iran’s program.
The full article can be found on this link