To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether Iran's construction of a heavy-water research reactor at its Arak facility places that country in breach of its international obligations.
17 November 2014
Under UNSCR 1737 Iran is prohibited from undertaking heavy water-related activities. Under the Joint Plan of Action (JPoA) agreed between the E3+3 and Iran, Iran committed to not make any further advances on the Arak reactor for the duration of the JPoA. The IAEA Director General’s 7 November report on the status of Iran’s nuclear programme confirms that Iran continues to abide by its nuclear commitments under the JPoA. The report also confirmed that the reactor remains under IAEA safeguards.