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Moscow supports Tehran Fuel Swap Declaration

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, May 28, IRNA -- Head of Russia's Security Council Nikolai Patrushev on Thursday praised Iran-Turkey-Brazil May 17 fuel swap declaration.

In a phone call with Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili on Thursday, Patrushev said Moscow advances an agenda of promoting ties with Iran based on good neighborly policy.

Jalili in turn termed Tehran declaration as a "positive" move which provided an opportunity for Iran's friends to cooperate with the country to confront "illogical" stances.

Under the May 17 declaration, Tehran would send some 1,200 kg of low-enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for a total of 120 kg of higher enriched uranium.

The declaration came as part of an earlier plan to supply fuel to the Tehran Research Reactor, which produces medical isotopes for cancer patients.

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