Tehran is ready to cooperate with Moscow on the supply of uranium to Russia and invited the representatives of Russia’s state-run atomic energy Rosatom to discuss the details of future cooperation, a senior Iranian official said Saturday.
GENEVA (Sputnik) — Last month, Iran agreed to cut its uranium enrichment as part of a framework deal with the P5+1 group on the Islamic republic’s nuclear energy program.
“Our colleagues form Iranian Atomic energy organization go to our Russian colleagues during the last round in Vienna and welcome our colleagues from Russian atomic organization to come to Teheran and have a coordination about the future cooperation,” a senior official of the Iranian delegation, involved in the ongoing talks in Geneva with US State Secretary John Kerry, told RIA Novosti.
Earlier in the day, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told RIA Novosti that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to hold bilateral talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on June 4.
Next Thursday, Moscow is set to host a security conference for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), to which Iran is an observer state.
Russia is one of the nuclear powers in the P5+1 group that in April agreed on a framework for the deal with Iran to ensure the peaceful nature of Tehran’s nuclear program.
The P5+1 group also includes China, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany.
The deadline for the final comprehensive nuclear deal with Tehran, that would also usher in the removal of energy-related sanctions from Iran, is set for June 30, 2015.