Iran, Russia to have long-term cooperation on nuclear power plants
Iran's Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said that signed agreement on construction of two nuclear power plants in Bushehr indicates Iran-Russia intention for long-term cooperation, IRNA reported.
Sanaei wrote in his weblog in Russian social network 'Life Journal' on Thursday that Iran and Russia signed three cooperation documents on November 11, 2014 upon which Russia will construct two atomic power plants in Iran.
He pointed out that signed cooperation agreements indicated the two countries have no doubt on their decision for long-term cooperation.
Signed documents also show decrease of third countries influence on bilateral relations, Sanaei said, adding that the two countries take decisions in the framework of their own national interests without considering pressures from third countries.
In spite of criticism from a number of Iranian elites and politicians concerning delays in commissioning Bushehr atomic power plant by Russia, Iran considers commissioning of the power plant as an important achievement, the ambassador stressed.
He added that Russian state company Rusatom has signed contracts to build 25 atomic power plants in different countries, so it is among successful companies in Russia.
Sanaei wrote that signed MoU on feasibility study on joint production of nuclear fuel , three days ago, indicated that the Russian side wishes to maintain its constructive role in Iran's nuclear dossier and make progress in cooperation with Iran, so to be able to help and support negotiation process between Iran and Group 5+1.
Three cooperation documents were signed on Tuesday in Moscow during visit of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi and Russian state company of Rusatom.