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Bushehr nuclear plant not of international concern: says ElBaradei

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, June 29, IRNA -- The UN nuclear watchdog Chief Mohamed 
ElBaradei said Tuesday that Bushehr nuclear power plant is not of 
international concern, saying the plant is a matter of bilateral 
relations between Iran and Russia. 
Speaking after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, 
ElBaradei told reporters that the construction of Bushehr nuclear 
power plant was not raised in his talks with the Russian president. 
Bushehr nuclear power plant is a bilateral project between Iran 
and Russia and is not at the top of international concern, said 
ElBaradei, adding Bushehr is a project aimed at producing peaceful 
nuclear energy. 
"The spent nuclear fuel will be returned to Russia according to an
agreement signed between the two countries," he stressed concluding, 
"Therefore, it is not a matter of international concern." 
In a meeting with the UN nuclear watchdog chief, Putin attached 
importance to the role played by the International Atomic Energy 
Agency. 
Describing as positive the measures adopted by the IAEA, Putin 
said that the agency is free from any political tendency. 
ElBaradei is in Moscow since Saturday for a four-day official 
visit to hold talks with senior Russian officials and take part in a 
conference of nuclear power. 
Earlier in a joint press conference with head of Russian Atomic 
Energy Agency Alexander Rumyantsev, ElBaradei called as quite peaceful
Iran`s nuclear program. 
He underscored the official statements issued by the Islamic 
Republic of Iran are quite in accordance with its nuclear program. 
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