Philip Hammond

UK Hammond welcomes exchanging uranium between Iran, Russia

TEHRAN (ISNA)- UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomed Iran’s transfer of enriched uranium stockpile to Russia under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he said in a statement.

“Welcome Iran’s latest step to meet nuclear deal commitment to ship out uranium stockpile. Shows solid progress towards full implementation,” Hammond said on Twitter.

On Tuesday, a ship with Iran’s low-enriched uranium materials left for Russia under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action accepted on July 14 in Vienna.

On July 14, Iran and the P5+1 group of mediators — Russia, the United States, China, France and the United Kingdom plus Germany — reached an agreement.

By ISNA