"The joint committee tasked with redesigning the Arak Heavy Water Reactor Facility ... is performing its job well," Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying by Press TV.
"We are consequently satisfied with the project's progress because the reactor's reconstruction has picked up pace after being delayed for several months," he added.
Under the Iranian 2015 international nuclear deal, Iran agreed to redesign its heavy water reactor.
Many provinces of Thailand on September 13 started to hand out face masks to people as smog from forest fires in Indonesia hovered over its southern region.
(HBO) - Lao officials and military personnel last week used aircraft and trucks of the Lao People's Army to deliver emergency supplies including drinking water, food, boats, tents and household essentials to six southern provinces devastated by floods.
China on September 1 announced that it had filed a case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the United States following its implementation of the additional 15-percent tariffs imposed on US$300 billion worth of Chinese imports on September 1.