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  DIRECTORATf Of
    O'I!RATIONS
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              Iran

                                                                                                    'OATE DISTR.2 6     MAR. 1975
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                                                                                                     REFERENCES " '
                                                                                                    . Supplement to:.

DATE OF INFO, February 1975 


PLACE & DATE ACQ. BY SOURCE                          Tehran/Ir~n/Febru4'rY 1975 ," 

                                                           THIS ISUNEVALUATEO INFORMATION 

                                                                                                           . [E.O. 13526, section 3.3(b)(1)
          ,                            '

            [Collector 1 s Note:
                            Its contents MAY NOT be released in any way inConsistent "
       . '" w,ith its dissemination control mar'kings.]"   ..
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       • '.In Febr1,lsry 1975 the University ofTeh~an signed a contract for the •
           purchase ,of a TRIGA Mark It research reactor. The-eos t is U8$1. 25 mil
           and the reactor will use 207. enriched uranium •. Ou~put is one Mwt steady
           ,state and 15 hundred MIlt pUlsing. If all goes according to plan. the'
        , '"reactor will be on-lino in two to three years .•
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         .' TheTRlGA is b~ing purchased because of the faet that the existing
            five ~t research reactor at the University of Tehran (Tehran Nuclear
            Center) has been taken over by the Iranian Atomic Energy COlllillission. .
            ,Implications of'the takeover are not yet clear but there have been some'
        ", hints that the reactor will be used for class~fied (Le., military)
            research. The staff of the Tehran Nuclear Center has been divided into'
            two groups , one of which will ,be involved' in· the governmental operation
          , of the      .tor and             .




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