Russia, Iran to sign nuclear waste accord in January
Moscow and Tehran will next month ink an accord over the return of nuclear waste from a power plant that Russia is constructing in southern Iran, Russia's Atomic Energy Minister Alexander Rumyantsev said.
Negotiators have completed drafting the agreement in which "Russia pledges to deliver and Iran pledges to return" the nuclear fuel and it should be ready for signing within a month, Rumyantsev said on his return from a visit to Iran.
The final details are being worked out at the foreign ministry, Rumyantsev said. "There are no remaining obstacles to signing it," he said, according to AFP.
The first delivery of nuclear fuel is to be made by the construction company Atomstroiexport, which is installing the nuclear reactor at Bushehr, and subesequent deliveries will be made by the TVEL company, he said. (Albawaba.com)
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