At the same time, plans for a heavy water moderated
nuclear reactor facility at Arak were finalized.
In a related development a team from the IAEA has arrived here earlier today to inspect the heavy water moderated
research reactor in Arak, central Iran.
"These entities and individuals were designated because they provide the Iranian government with goods, technology and services that increase Iran's ability to enrich uranium and/or construct a heavy water moderated
research reactor," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
KANUPP has a heavy water moderated
and cooled natural uranium fuelled, horizontal pressure tube reactor.
It then transpired that Indian scientists, who have considerable experience with heavy water moderated
reactors, had pioneered a technique of harvesting the isotope.