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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has recalled that in his opening statement to the IAEA Board in November, he reported that IAEA had observed increased levels of activity at, and near, the Light Water Reactor (LWR) at Yongbyon in North Korea. Also – since mid-October – a strong water outflow from its cooling system was noted. These observations were consistent with the commissioning of the LWR, he said.

Date: Wednesday, 03 January 2024
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Iraq is working on a plan to build nuclear reactors in face of widespread blackouts that have sparked social unrest, Bloomberg reported on 8 June. Despite being OPEC’s second biggest oil producer, Iraq is suffering from power shortages and insufficient investment in ageing plants, and needs to meet an expected 50% jump in demand by the end of the decade. Building NPPs could help to close the supply gap.

Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2021
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran and EU3+3 countries (US, China, Russia, UK, France and Germany) have reached agreement regarding the redesigning of Arak Heavy Water reactor in accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed in July.

Date: Thursday, 12 November 2015
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