Iran, Russia sign N. safety cooperation protocol

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian and Russian nuclear oversight agencies signed a protocol regulating their future cooperation in maintaining the safety of Iran’s nuclear installations.

The document was agreed at a meeting between the Russian Federal Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Control Service (Rostekhnadzor) Chief Alexei Aleshin and Head of Iran’s Nuclear Safety System Naser Rastkhah in Moscow, ITAR TASS reported.

The Nuclear Safety and Security Department of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in a recent visit to Iran approved the standard safety levels of all Iranian nuclear sites and installations, and lauded the country’s measures and special efforts in this regard.

“We realized that Iran’s safety system responsible for inspecting Iranian nuclear facilities and installations acts very well and is strong,” Head of the IAEA’s Nuclear Safety and Security Department Olena Mykolaichuk said in March 2012.

“I, as the head of the (inspection) team, assure the Iranian society that Iran’s installations are safe…,” Mykolaichuk added.

She also stressed that her team has visited the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Southern Iran and inspected the safety and security control system at the installations.

Also in November, a senior official at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) underlined that Iran’s Russian-built first nuclear power plant in the Southern port city of Bushehr enjoys a maximum level of safety.

AEOI Spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Bushehr nuclear power plant is among the most secure ones in the world.

He added that using power plant safety criteria and advanced technology as well as achieving high ranking of safety from the IAEA have placed Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in a maximum safety standard.

By Fars News Agency


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