Rosatom deputy head: Negotiations on new energy blocks are at working stage with Iran

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Talks on the possibility of building new energy blocks of the Busher nuclear power station between the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) and Tehran are at a 'working' stage in Iran, Rosatom deputy head on international cooperation Nikolai Spassky was quoted today by RIA Novosti as saying.

"We are discussing the possibility of continuing our cooperation with Iran," he added. "Any partnership if we agree, must and will comply with Russia's international obligations and should be cost-effective."

The first block of the station was transferred to Iran's guaranteed operation in September 2013.

Spassky said that after this important stage it was possible to discuss further cooperation stages.

Rosatom has formal commitments to build 23 energy blocks outside Russia. Nine are being built in Russia.

"This is a very large volume of orders," he said.

Spassky is in Vienna for regular 'extensive consultations' with the IAEA heads. On Feb. 5, he met with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and most of his deputies.

"We had a very useful conversation," Spassky said.

Translated by NH
Edited by SM

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