Buying Heavy Water From Iran, an Unjustified Concession by the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2016 – Following the Obama administration’s announcement on Friday that it is buying 32 tons of heavy water, a key component in atomic-weapons development, from the Iranian regime for an estimated $8.6 million, Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US), said: 

“The U.S. decision to purchase 32 tons of heavy water produced by the Iranian regime is another unjustified concession to the mullahs, particularly at a time when the regime keeps violating United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 through its ballistic missile tests.“This is tantamount to rewarding the criminal mullahs for their secret and illegal nuclear weapons program. The message it sends to the regime is that the U.S. and the international community are not serious in confronting Tehran’s quest to acquire nuclear weapons.”

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