Ambassador talks about Russia's cooperation with Iran on nuclear program

08 February


Russia only supplies Iran with nuclear fuel for the Bushehr NPP, there are no other types of production interaction, Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan told RIA Novosti.


"In order to ensure safe operation of the first unit of the Bushehr NPP, the Russian side is supplying fresh nuclear fuel for it. There is no interaction with Iran in other areas related to the subject of nuclear fuel," the ambassador said when asked to comment on Tehran's statements about its readiness to become an independent nuclear fuel producer.


In early January, Iran Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behruz Kamalvandi told IRINN TV Channel that the Islamic Republic was preparing to become a nuclear fuel producer, cooperating with Russia in this matter, among others.


The first unit of the nuclear power plant, completed with Russian participation, was connected to Iran's national energy system in September 2011. Russia supplies Iran with nuclear fuel required for the operation of the reactor of the first unit of the Bushehr NPP. On April 29, 2020, the Russian Embassy in Iran last reported on the delivery of a fresh batch of fuel to Iran.


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Based on materials from RIA Novosti