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Iran to sign spent N-fuel protocol with Russia - ambassador


Moscow, Oct 8, Itar-Tass/ACSNA/IRNA -- Tehran will put its signature to the protocol on the return of spent nuclear fuel to Russia, Iran's ambassador in Moscow, Gholam-Reza Shafei has told Tass in an interview.

Both countries have agreed to sign an agreement spent nuclear fuel would be returned to Russia.

"Negotiations are currently in progress on coordinating technicalities. We are hoping the protocol will be signed soon in Tehran or Moscow."

Gholam-Reza Shafei expressed the hope Russia and Iran would continue their peaceful cooperation in the Bushehr nuclear power plant construction project. "All work there has been conducted in compliance with international agreements and rules. We are hoping the work will proceed on time, and bilateral cooperation will continue further on," he added.

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