Under the JCPOA, Iran unplugged two-thirds of its centrifuges, shipped out 98% of its enriched uranium, and filled its plutonium production reactor
According to the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), several key parts of the projects were installed during the current month including its primary reformer, ammonia production reactor
as well as the CO2 separation tower all weighing over 1,500 tons together.
With increased amount of producing fissile material such as construction of 1250 MW fast-breeder reactor it continues to produce fissile materials for weapons while operating a plutonium production reactor
, Dhruva, and a uranium enrichment facility that are not subject to IAEA safeguards.
However, North Korea announced to halt the production of the weapon-grade fissile material by stopping and then dismantling the 5-megawatt plutonium production reactor
operative at the Yongbyon nuclear complex.
in Roebuck, Synthomer plans to install a new production reactor
and associated equipment.
The cooling system for the plutonium production reactor
has been modified and at least two new non-industrial buildings have been built on the site, possibly for use by visiting officials.
However, it is alleged that it was clandestinely building a production reactor
of plutonium at Al-Kibar or Dair Alzour site, which was attacked by Israel in 2007.
If Egypt eventually builds a plutonium production reactor
, it will have a new route towards developing nuclear weapons.
The agency continues to monitor developments through satellite imagery, and has observed signatures consistent with the operation of the plutonium production reactor
and the reported centrifuge enrichment facility.
"We assess that North Korea has followed through on its announcement by expanding its Yongbyon enrichment facility and restarting the plutonium production reactor
," Clapper (http://www.ibtimes.com/north-korea-nuclear-update-plutonium-reactor-restarted-days-after-kim-jong-uns-long-2299988) reportedly said, adding: "We further assess that North Korea has been operating the reactor long enough so that it could begin to recover plutonium from the reactor's spent fuel within a matter of weeks to months."
He added: "North Korea has followed through by expanding its Yongbyon enrichment facility and restarting the plutonium production reactor
According to Dalton, Pakistan recently added a fourth plutonium production reactor
at its Khushab Nuclear Complex.