Russia’s Rosatom may develop Iran Fordo scientific center under N. deal with powers

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation may be involved in the development of a scientific and research center in Iran’s Fordo under Tehran’s deal with the six world powers, a western diplomat said on Monday.

The project in Fordo will be implemented by Russia’s Rosatom “if such a scheme is agreed finally and in detail,” the source told Itar-Tass.

A western diplomatic source said Sunday Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) have come to an understanding on solving the issues linked to a reactor in Arak and the facility in Fordo.

An Iranian diplomat later said China may get a significant share in a consortium on the reconstruction of the heavy-water reactor in Iran’s Arak, the Russian outlet said.

In May, Deputy Head of Russia’s Rosatom Nicolai Spassky voiced his company’s willingness to begin building two new nuclear power plants in Southern Iran.

“Rosatom is interested in beginning work for building Bushehr II and III nuclear power plants in Southern Iran,” Spassky said in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanayee in the Russian capital.

The senior Russian nuclear official underlined that Rosatom is ready to sign an agreement with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on building the new nuclear power plants.

By Fars News Agency