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, arrak (a-rak'),
A strong alcoholic liquor distilled from dates, rice, sap of the coconut palm, and other agricultural products.
[Ar. sweet juice]
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The cooperation contract is to be signed by the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO), Trans Russ Company and France's Alstom to manufacture passenger wagons, metro carriages and spare parts in Arak Pars Wagon complex.
Iran and China in April inked a contract to redesign the heavy water reactor near the Central city of Arak based on the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers.
Nehmiah beating Walker and Hamza beating Arak in what was possibly the best attacking play by both players seen in the final.
Based on the contract, the Chinese side is to verify and confirm that the new design of the Arak reactor which was carried out by Iranian specialists, is based on international safety standards.
Arak started up in July 1993, three months behind schedule and its crude distillation system ran at 75,000 b/d.
BEIRUT: With the war in Syria edging closer to its sixth-year, Lebanon's arak distilleries watch developments closely, wary that fighting could cut them off from vital supplies of anise -- a key component of their product.
The core vessel of the Arak reactor has been removed … and IAEA inspectors will visit the site to verify it and report it to the IAEA … We are ready for the implementation day of the deal," Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said.
Iran has consistently denied that the Arak reactor, or any of its other nuclear facilities, are aimed at developing weapons and since the deal was finalized, it has also significantly reduced the number of centrifuges it uses to enrich uranium.
If the Americans break the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding lifting the sanctions, Iran will activate the Arak reactor within six months," ISNA news agency quoted Head of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, as saying Nov.
The document calls to "establish an international partnership" to rebuild Arak in a fashion that would pose less danger while still giving Iran "the leadership role as the project owner and manager.
Summary: Tehran's nuclear chief says Iran sees 'no more room' for negotiations on design of its Arak reactor, refusing to give ground.
Lebanon is known for its arak production: ask anyone from a Lebanese village about arak and they will spend impassioned hours telling you stories of how they or their neighbors distill it at home -- or at least used to.