The US is buying 32 tonnes of heavy water, which is used in some nuclear reactors, from Iran. The US State Department said the $8.6m purchase was designed to help Iran meet its obligations under the nuclear deal signed last year. Officials said the heavy water, which can also be used to produce weapons-grade plutonium, would be resold for research purposes. The move has already attracted criticism from US Republicans.
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