Iran FM Zarif: Iran will continue building Arak reactor

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Wednesday, Iran will pursue construction at the Arak heavy water reactor despite the deal he signed with world powers Sunday to shelf a project capable of yielding plutonium for nuclear weapons. This was presented by Barack Obama as one of the great Iranian concessions for the first-step nuclear accord achieved in Geneva. France said this is a violation of the accord. Nonetheless, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said wasn’t sure what Zarif meant but road or building work might be allowable.

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