Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim quoted me in the “LAT:”:http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iran-nuclear10-2009apr10,0,6613541.story
Turning its low-enriched uranium into reactor fuel could reassure the West that Iran has no intention of further refining its stockpile. But plutonium extracted from the spent fuel from Arak could be used for a bomb. That’s only if Iran were to build a reprocessing facility, which it says it won’t do.
“They don’t have one and say they’re not interested in one,” said Paul Kerr, an arms control expert at the Congressional Research Service. “*The reactor is under safeguard. They can’t [create weapons-grade plutonium] without getting caught.”*
Overall, it’s a good story, but I feel the need to point out that it is more accurate to say that the reactor “will be under safeguards” or is “subject to safeguards.”