The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution on Iran gives an opportunity to step up Russian-Iranian nuclear cooperation, Russian Atomic Energy Ministry spokesman Nikolai Shingaryov said, IRNA reported from Moscow.
Shingaryov told Itar-Tass on Thursday the International Atomic Energy Agency resolution on Iran "gives an opportunity to step up Russian-Iranian cooperation in nuclear power engineering."
"The resolution adopted in Vienna on Wednesday allows us to hope that the IAEA and Iran have no problems and that the U.N. Security Council should not consider Iran's nuclear problem," the spokesman said.
"Russia is now cooperating with Iran in the construction of one unit at the Bushehr nuclear power station. The construction should be over shortly," Shingaryov stressed.
"At present, Tehran shows interest in constructing the second unit at the Bushehr nuclear power station," the Russian official said.
In his words, Russian Atomic Energy Minister Alexander Rumyantsev is expected to visit Tehran in January 2004 "that will focus on prospects for the development of cooperation between the two countries."
"The sides will discuss the implementation of a timetable to construct the first unit of the nuclear power station in Bushehr," Shingaryov said.
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