Tehran, Moscow keen to enhance nuclear cooperation

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Iranian and Russian officials in a meeting in Moscow underlined the need for the further expansion of mutual cooperation between two countries, specially in nuclear fields, IRNA reported.

During the meeting in the Russian capital o Wednesday and Thursday, Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi and Deputy Director General for International Affairs at Russiaˈs Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Nikolai Spassky explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating of bilateral ties in peaceful nuclear technology.

Kamalvandi, heading a high-ranking delegation, visited Moscow to meet with senior Russia officials.

In June, Kamalvandi announced that Tehran and Moscow will cooperate in building two new nuclear power plants in Iranˈs Southern Bushehr province.

ˈIran and Russia have reached the final agreements on building two (nuclear) power plants and this will be finalized in Tehran on Monday and Tuesday (during the current visit by Spassky to Iran and it is possible that (construction of) more (nuclear) power plants will also be discussed in addition to these two power plants,ˈ Kamalvandi said at the time.

Noting that the two power plants will be built beside the countryˈs current nuclear power plant in Bushehr, he expressed the hope that construction work of the two power plants would start this year after inking the relevant agreements with Russia.

In the last several years, Iran and Russia have had vast cooperation in different fields, specially in political and economic spheres.

The two states also enjoy special positions on the international scene and have long had constant and regular consultations on key regional and global issues.

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