Iran: No talks on new Russian missile system
Iran has held no talks about launching new missile system with Russian officials during their recent visit to Tehran, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad-Ali Hosseini, said on Monday. He was commenting on discussions held by Iranian and Russian officials during a visit to Tehran earlier in December.
"No talks have been held in this connection," Hosseini stressed, according to IRNA. He added, "Iran's talks with Russia also include defense issues held within the framework of international laws. This is what has happened in the past and would continue in future within the same framework."
The Iranian official said on Monday that what the Russians have done regarding supply of fuel for Bushehr nuclear power plant has been on the basis of a program agreed upon by the two sides. "Tehran is following up the case to make sure that Bushehr nuclear power plant is completed and becomes operational according to the schedule."
Referring to supply of two consignments of nuclear fuel for Bushehr power plant by the Russians, Hosseini said, "The next consignments will be supplied by Russia according to the schedule." The first consignment of the nuclear fuel was delivered by Russia to Iran on December 17 while the second cargo arrived in the country on December 28.