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Iran, Russia study nuclear cooperation

Moscow, July 19, IRNA -- Iran and Russia here Monday reviewed ways of expanding mutual cooperation on peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Head of the Russian Federal Nuclear Energy Agency Alexander Rumyantsev and Iran's Ambassador to Moscow Gholam Reza Shafei, in a meeting, discussed progress in the construction of Bushehr atomic power plant, fresh fuel for the commissioning of the plant and the protocol on the return of spent nuclear fuel from Iran to Russia.

At the meeting, the two sides expressed satisfaction with the trend of construction of Bushehr power plant and expressed hope that the construction operations will be carried out on schedule.

Rumyantsev termed Iran as a strategic partner for Russia and underlined the need to expand bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

At the meeting, the Russian official promised to visit Tehran this autumn, in October or November.

During his visit to Tehran, Rumyantsev and Iranian senior officials are expected to discuss ways of expanding nuclear cooperation between Iran and Russia.

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