Russia will cooperate with Iran in a project to liquefy hydrogen as part of a bilateral programme to develop new types of energy, the official IRNA news agency reported Saturday.
The necessary equipment will be sent to Iran within the next four to five months, said Faramarz Golshani, head of Iran's New Energy Organization cited by IRNA.
Golshani described the project as "experimental" and gave no further details on the cooperation.
In early August, Iran and Russia pledged to increase cooperation in nuclear power engineering, oil and gas.
Russia has been helping Iran for several years in the construction of a nuclear power plant in Bushehr on the Gulf, despite strong objections from Washington, which fears that Teheran may redirect some of the technology and know-how to military use.
The United States imposed sanctions on some 10 Russian institutes which it accused of transferring military technology to Iran which could help it develop weapons of mass destruction.
Iran's nuclear power plants are regularly inspected by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).—AFP.
©--Agence France Press.
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