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Russian official: Iran-Russia nuclear cooperation like Moscow's cooperation with EU

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Aug 31, IRNA
Russian Federation's new Permanent Envoy to Europe Vladimir Chizhov said here Wednesday, "Peaceful nuclear cooperation between Russia and Iran is exactly of the same nature as our cooperation with European countries."
Speaking at a press conference in Moscow, Chizhov added, "Construction of eighteen out of the nineteen new nuclear reactors constructed in Europe has been made possible relying on Russian cooperation and technology."
Focusing on negotiations between the three European countries, (Germany, France and Britain), and the Islamic Republic of Iran on Tehran's nuclear programs, he said, "Russia is constantly in contact with those countries and harmonizes its policies with them." He considered Europe's cooperation with Russia in campaign against terrorism "more difficult" than Russia-EU cooperation in other fields, arguing, "That is due to the double standards observed by the Europeans in that regard."
Chizhov added, "Just like any other field, adopting double standards leads to nowhere in this camping as well."
The new Russian envoy in Europe turning to his country's cooperation with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), said, "Moscow does not consider any monopoly for itself in its cooperation with the former soviet republics."
He said, "In dealing with the chaotic conditions and tensions that emerge in those countries, too, Moscow is ready to cooperate with EU, just as we have proved our good will both at the UN and in the Middle East."

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