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AEOI: Iran, Russia to develop strategic nuclear cooperation

2022-01-21 17:51:11
The Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) referred to recent meeting between Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, saying nuclear cooperation was “one of the most strategic issues” on the agenda of the Wednesday meeting.

Speaking in an interview with local media Press TV, Kamalvandi said: “The issue of nuclear industry can be divided into two sections of energy-related and non-energy-related activities. In both fields, the relation between the two countries is excellent. We are being supplied by … different types of radioisotopes which are used for medical purposes, industry, agriculture and other areas."

The joint project to build additional units at the Bushehr plant were in line with Iran’s plan to generate at least 10,000 megawatts of electricity using nuclear energy, he added.

The process was continuing apace despite delayed payments to the Russians, he noted

“As you know Iran has a program of bringing the capacity of electricity in nuclear field to at least 10,000 megawatts… The Russians can contribute a very good part at this program. It has been discussed by the two presidents and we are expecting to exchange delegations in the very near future in order to implement the new projects,” Kamalvandi stated.

“As you know, a power plant with the capacity of 1,000 megawatts is working.  The technology has been transferred to the Iranian expertise. It is operated by the Iranian engineers. We are already constructing two new units with the capacity of 1,000 megawatts, each of them.”

Kamlavandi reiterated that despite payment difficulties between Iran and Russia, the construction work at Bushehr power plant “is ongoing. It has not stopped.”