Moscow denies supplying Tehran with military nuclear technology
On Monday, Russia rejected US concerns that it was supplying Iran with military nuclear technology and insisted it was cooperating with the Islamic Republic only in the civilian sector.
"Russia is not supplying Iran with any technology related to nuclear weapons and is not carrying out negotiations in this field," Nuclear Energy Minister Alexander Rumyantsev told Moscow Echo radio station during a visit by Washington's top envoy on non-proliferation matters.
Rumyantsev said Russian assistance in building a civilian nuclear reactor at Bushehr in the Gulf was aimed at developing bilateral economic ties and providing Tehran with "a source of energy," the minister added, according to AFP. (Albawaba.com)
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