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      Archive: 2/7/2014

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        2/7/2014, Adar 7, 5774

      Iran's Nuclear Chief: Arak Reactor Could be Modified

      Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said on Thursday that the unfinished Arak reactor could be modified to produce less plutonium in a bid to reassure the West, AFP reports.

      The Arak site is of concern to Western nations because Tehran could theoretically extract weapons-grade plutonium from its spent fuel if it also builds a reprocessing facility, potentially giving it a second route to an atomic bomb.