AEOI official: Leader’s mandates to be fully met on uranium exchange with Russia

TEHRAN, Oct. 25 (MNA) – AEOI Spokesman Kamalvandi said Iran will exercise tremendous care in setting the uranium transaction deal with Russia according to the conditions outlined by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi stressed that the Leader’s statements on uranium transaction with Russia will be fully heeded, adding “we will practice utmost care in drafting the contract with Russia on selling our enriched uranium in exchange for supplies of natural uranium.”

Kamalvandi further added that Russia has no problem with Iran in this regard, saying “relations between Iran and Russia are good and the two sides have adequate trust in each other.”

“We will make every effort to make sure all contracts and commitments between Iran and Russia are signed in a way that no problem would rise and no misunderstandings would be formed,” he said.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said, in part of a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, that the deal with a foreign government for swapping enriched uranium with yellow cake will start only after a secure agreement has been clinched to that effect, along with sufficient guarantees [for its implementation]. The aforesaid deal and exchange must be done on a gradual basis and on numerous occasions.”

In a letter addressed to the Leader on Thursday, Rouhani highlighted that the directives issued by Leader on the implementation of the agreement reached by Iran and the 5+1 over Tehran’s nuclear program will be fully observed.

By Mehr News Agency