The Largest Security-Cleared Career Network for Defense and Intelligence Jobs - JOIN NOW

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Shingarev: Moscow abides by its nuclear commitments towards Tehran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, April 1, IRNA -- Russian Nuclear Energy Organization announced
on Thursday that Moscow adheres to its commitments towards Tehran in 
completing the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) project. 
Asked to comment on the US congress` call on Moscow to stop 
nuclear cooperation with Tehran, the Organization spokesman Nikolai 
Shingarev said that considering its political nature, any comment on 
or interpretation of the issue rest with Russian foreign affairs 
ministry. 
"I for one and on behalf of Russian Federation`s Nuclear Energy 
Organization, should emphasize that we abide by our international 
commitments," said Shingarev. 
Shingarev said that only certain political decisions may reverse 
the process. He said the decisions, however, need to be backed by 
certain solid proofs in order to be taken into consideration. 
He quoted Russian Nuclear Energy Organization Chief Alexander 
Rumyantsev as saying that there had been no proof or evidence at hand 
to substantiate Iran attempts to produce nuclear arms. 
Shingarev reiterated that there is no reliable evidence available 
to point Iran`s nuclear program is for military purposes. 
Asked whether Rumyantsev will pay a visit to Iran per a pre- 
determined schedule, Shingarev said that presently, the issue is not 
on Moscow`s agenda because the dissolved Russian Nuclear Energy 
Ministry`s transition was in stage of transition to the Nuclear 
Energy Organization. 
He said that evidently, once the Organization has started new 
mission the exact timing of the visit will be set. 
Rumyantsev had on Wednesday stressed continued nuclear cooperation
between Tehran and Moscow, calling Iran as the strategic partner of 
Russia. 
216/216 
End 



NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list