Zakharova said the cancellation of the U.S. exemptions from sanctions on Iran
Cancellation by Washington of sanctions exemptions Tehran begs the question of whether the United States to Iran independently built the reactor at Arak, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"The authors of this policy seem to not even wonder what is the benefit for the Washington, what benefits the US will get from such actions, if provided by SVPD actions will not be realized. Let's remind them that the parameters of these projects was developed and agreed with the direct participation of American specialists and in General they were a response to the concerns of the American side. It turns out that not Iran, with which the Americans had some sort of high risks in the nuclear field, and the USA is not allowed to complete the implementation of the nuclear component of the AGREEMENT. Hence the question: do we understand correctly that now in Washington that Iran is now self-build, for example, the Arak reactor. Recently such a prospect, on the contrary, frightened the American side," - said Zakharov in his online briefing.
Earlier, us Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the United States cease all exceptions from sanctions for Iranian peaceful atom.
Reconfigure the Arak reactor must take place in the framework of the Joint comprehensive plan of action on Iran's nuclear program (SVPD) from 2015. The reactor will be converted in such a way that it cannot be used for producing weapons-grade plutonium.
Modernization of the reactor in Arak was initially engaged in the United States and China, however, after Washington's nuclear deal in 2018, the process is carried out by the UK and China.