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Norway backs N. deal via helping natural uranium transfer to Iran

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed 30 Dec 2015 - 14:13

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Norway said it has helped verify a shipment of 60 tons of raw uranium to Iran as part of an international deal on Tehran's nuclear program.

The Foreign Ministry said that experts from the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority 'verified and controlled the transportation' of the uranium from Kazakhstan to Iran on Dec. 27.

Iran is receiving raw uranium in exchange for sending most of its low-enriched uranium to Russia under the July 14 nuclear agreement.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende said Norway was supporting the deal by helping 'ensure Iran's excess enriched uranium is replaced by natural uranium, so that the commitments in the agreement can be met.'

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