AEOI: Iran, Russia to continue nuclear energy cooperation
Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced on Thursday that Tehran and Moscow will continue mutual cooperation in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
"Russia has always supported Iran's stances during talks on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)," Kamalvandi said in an interview with Russia's Sputnik News Agency.
He pointed to cooperation between Iran and Russia in nuclear field, and said, "In addition to constructing one 1,000-megawatt power plant which is currently operational, two other 1,000-megawatt power plants are under construction."
The AEOI spokesman said in the field of production of sustainable isotopes and nuclear fuel, the two countries have good cooperation and recently the two sides had negotiations concerning cooperation in small- and medium-sized power plants.
Kamalvandi, meantime, pointed to the visit of Head of the AEOI, Ali Akbar Salehi to Vienna, and said, "Salehi and Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Alexei Likhachev had very useful and fruitful talks in Vienna on the sidelines of the 62nd meeting of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)."
Rosatom had participated in construction of the first nuclear power plant in Bushehr and now is also participating in construction of second and third units of the nuclear power plants.
Russia is also cooperating with Iran to change functional work of Fordow nuclear site in the framework of the JCPOA.
Fordow facilities locates 32 km northeast of the Iranian city of Qom, near Fordow village.