Iran to sell 9 tons of its enriched uranium to Russia

Tehran, Nov 24, IRNA – Iran joins club of enriched uranium suppliers by selling 9 tons of enriched uranium to Russia, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said on Tuesday.
According to the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), Iran will sell 9 tons of its 4 percent enriched uranium to Russia, he added.

Speaking to reporters early Tuesday, Salehi said in the meantime that Iran will import 140 tons of natural uranium from Russia.

Russia had good cooperation with Iran during nuclear negotiations, he noted.

Salehi said that Russian officials have also accepted to help Iran to upgrade its centrifuges for production of stable isotopes.

Iran has also a plan to construct Bushehr nuclear fuel complex to provide the power plant’s required fuel under the license of Russia, he added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a document to remove limits and restrictions on broadening nuclear cooperation with Iran.

According to the news released in Moscow on Monday, some parts of the new plan call for implementing the technical clauses of JCPOA based on international rules and regulations.

Parts of the text which was released in Moscow announced removal of restrictions on sale of equipment, technology and commodities related to import of enriched uranium from Iran and joint investment in nuclear related fields.

According to Puttin’s decree, Russia is to export low-grade enriched uranium to Iran based on the JCPOA.

The document also provides suitable grounds for Iranian and Russian investors to broaden cooperation in nuclear field.