icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Russia-Iran talks on Bushehr fruitless so far

Russia-Iran talks on Bushehr  fruitless so far
Talks between Russia and Iran to resolve a financial dispute over a Russian-built nuclear plant have ended without conclusion. The 6-hour meeting in Moscow focused primarily on delays in Iranian payments for the Bushehr nuclear facility.

Iran has been accused of falling behind  with payments by Atomstroi Export, the company building the plant in southern Iran.

But Iran's foreign minister says payments have been made ahead of schedule and technical issues are behind the misunderstanding.

Last month Moscow warned Tehran that if the delays continue, it may suspend deliveries of uranium fuel which would jeopardize the opening of the plant, scheduled for September.

Further talks are expected on Thursday.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.

Podcasts