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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesperson for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said the country is exporting the glut of heavy water produced in its nuclear sites to eight foreign countries.
In remarks at a televised interview on Monday, Behrouz Kamalvandi said Iran must have its own nuclear power plants and produce the fuel required for those plants, as well as the nuclear medicine it needs.

Tehran has never stopped producing heavy water, and has made good progress so far in this regard, he said, adding, “Despite the ten- or eight-year restrictions on our program imposed by the JCPOA, they will be ultimately lifted as time goes by, and we will have no limit by the tenth year.”

He said after the conclusion of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, some countries were even willing to invest in production of the fuel required for Iranian nuclear power plants inside the country, but the Americans prevented them from doing so, Press TV reported.

On Sunday, a lawmaker said the the AEOI is taking the initial steps to design another heavy-water reactor similar to an existing one in the city of Arak.