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A heavy water production plant in Arak, Iran. In May 2016 the US agreed to purchase 32 metric tonnes of heavy water from Iran. Courtesy of Arash Khamoushi/AP/Press Association Images.

Heavy Water: Political Purchases and Non-Proliferation Profits

Cristina Varriale
RUSI Newsbrief, 5 July 2016
Iran's Nuclear Programme, United States, Iran, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
There has been a political backlash in the US after Washington agreed to purchase heavy water from Tehran. Why did they do it?

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Cristina Varriale
Research Fellow

Cristina Varriale is a Research Fellow with in Proliferation and Nuclear Policy at RUSI, where she focuses on North Korea’s WMD... read more

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