Grounds Ready for Nuclear Contracts With Russia

Grounds Ready for Nuclear Contracts With RussiaGrounds Ready for Nuclear Contracts With Russia

A lawmaker has highlighted prospects for future of Tehran-Moscow cooperation in the field of peaceful nuclear technology and said grounds exist for more contracts.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an open session of the Parliament on Tuesday, Mojtaba Zonnoor, The head of the Nuclear Committee of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, outlined details on a recent visit to Iran’s nuclear sites by the members of the commission, Tasnim News Agency reported.

The lawmaker said the grounds have ready for signing more nuclear contracts with the Russians including for  the Fordow nuclear site, adding that the necessary infrastructure has been created by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).

In September 2016 Iran and Russia started the construction of the second unit of the Bushehr nuclear power plant.

The second unit is expected to take nine years to complete. Building a third unit will begin 18 months later in  2026.

An estimated $10 billion has been allocated for the construction of the two units.

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