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10/16/07

Putin: Russia to continue nuclear cooperation with Iran

Tehran, Oct 16, IRNA - Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking at a joint press conference on the sidelines of the second Caspian Sea littoral states summit here Tuesday underlined that Russia is to continue nuclear cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.


Vladimir Putin arriving in Tehran

Iran and Russia are now cooperating on wide range of issues such as aviation industry and Russia is to continue its contribution to Iran's peaceful nuclear program, Putin said.

In the final statement signed by five heads of states, all countries voiced their commitments to non proliferation of nuclear arms and maintained that the Caspian Sea littoral states should merely be engaged in peaceful nuclear activities, he underlined.


The presidents of five Caspian Sea littoral states

The presidents of five Caspian Sea littoral states attended the day-long summit exchanging views on how to find a way for fair use by all neighboring states of the sea's natural resources.

The participants of the summit signed a 25-article declaration and a statement at the end of their day-long summit in Tehran on Tuesday.

Speaking at a joint press conference after the summit, they called the gathering as "positive."

Iran, Russia officials discuss completion of Bushehr nuclear plant

Tehran, Oct 15, IRNA - Chairman of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Reza Aqazadeh and chief of Russian Federal Nuclear Power Agency Sergei Kiriyenko were present at the venue where President Vladimir Putin held talks with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday.

The topic of completion of Bushehr power plant was on agenda of Tehran-Moscow negotiations.

Joint committee in charge of putting Bushehr power plant into operation has held brief discussions over the past few days.

The two parties have also held talks on the sidelines of the Summit of leaders of the Caspian Sea states.

Outcome of the negotiations on Bushehr power plant has not been announced yet.

Observers believe that President Putin's visit to Tehran would be the best guarantee for implementation of a new agreement which may be reached on Bushehr power plant.

The two parties have reached five agreements on completion of Bushehr power plant, but, none of them was implemented on time.

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