Not for weapons: Russia, Iran scoff at nuclear frets
25 Aug, 2006 06:58
Russian and Iranian officials rebuffed concerns that equipment at a Russian nuclear power plant and similar hardware in Iran could be used to produce nuclear weapons.
They scoffed at the idea when a delegation led by the vice president of
Iran’s nuclear energy agency Mahmoud Dzhanatian toured Russia’s nuclear power plant. By the end of next year, Kalinin is expected to commission a Russian-built nuclear power station at Bushehr. Iran has suggested that certain equipment for the plant could be produced on Iranian soil in a bid to speed the station’s construction. Iran