Russia-Iran cooperation commission to meet Dec.11 in Tehran
(RIA Novosti) - Russia's nuclear chief will attend a session of a Russian-Iranian intergovernmental trade and economic commission on December 11 in Tehran, his press service said Friday.
Sergei Kiriyenko, the head of the Federal Agency for Nuclear Power, co-chairs the intergovernmental commission, along with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, reports Trend.
Iran has been at the center of an international dispute this year over its nuclear efforts, which some countries suspect are a cover for a nuclear weapons program, despite Tehran's statements to the contrary.
Russia, one of Iran's major economic partners, has consistently supported the country's drive for nuclear energy and resisted international calls for sanctions against the Islamic Republic, and is building a $1 billion nuclear power plant in the south of Iran.