Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



Russia sees clear path for Iran reactor launch: report

The West suspects that Iran is developing nuclear weapons under cover of a civilian nuclear energy programme that includes the Bushehr plant, an allegation vehemently denied by Tehran.
by Staff Writers
Moscow (AFP) Oct 20, 2008
Russia sees no political obstacles to the start-up of the first reactor at Iran's Russian-built nuclear plant at Bushehr, a senior Russian diplomat was quoted as saying Monday.

"From a political point of view, there are no problems with this," Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by the official ITAR-TASS news agency after visiting Tehran over the weekend.

"Right now, the final stages of preparing the station for launch are under way," he said, adding that there was no risk that Bushehr would help Iran obtain nuclear weapons.

"Among the six parties, there is a full understanding that the work at Bushehr has no proliferation risks," he said, referring to the six countries that have been negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme.

The West suspects that Iran is developing nuclear weapons under cover of a civilian nuclear energy programme that includes the Bushehr plant, an allegation vehemently denied by Tehran.

Russia has been helping Iran build the plant at Bushehr but the project has been beset by numerous delays.

A top Russian nuclear official said last month that the start-up of Bushehr's first reactor would be "irreversible" by February 2009.

Russia is among the six countries talking with Iran over the nuclear weapons issue, along with the United States, Britain, China, France and Germany. Moscow has resisted calls for tougher sanctions on Tehran.

Community
Email This Article
Comment On This Article

Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
Learn about nuclear weapons doctrine and defense at SpaceWar.com
Learn about missile defense at SpaceWar.com
All about missiles at SpaceWar.com
Learn about the Superpowers of the 21st Century at SpaceWar.com



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


Iran sanctions 'counterproductive,' says Russia's Lavrov
Moscow (AFP) Oct 15, 2008
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Wednesday said unilateral sanctions against Iran would be "counterproductive" in efforts to force Tehran to suspend its sensitive nuclear fuel work.







  • Russia could pull fleet out of Sevastopol: Ivanov
  • Russian Military Machine Running On Fumes Part Two
  • Swords and Shields: Russia's Med menace
  • China will play 'positive role' in financial crisis, Wen says

  • Australia says timing right for new nuclear talks
  • Russia sees clear path for Iran reactor launch: report
  • Russia, India lay groundwork for nuclear pact
  • Iranian Pilots Show Off Dogfighting Skills In War Games

  • NKorea prepares mass missile launches: reports
  • Russia denies missile sales to Iran
  • US advises North Korea against test-firing missiles
  • NKorea fires short-range missiles: Yonhap

  • Russia expects access to US defence shield in Czech Republic: reports
  • BMD Watch: Russia extends ABMs to Belarus
  • Swords and Shields: Russia shields Syria
  • BMD Focus: Sineva launch success

  • Energy Department has high school contest
  • Researchers Scientists Perform High Altitude Experiments
  • Airbus expecting 'large' China order by early 2009: CEO
  • Airbus globalises production with China plant

  • AAI Receives Contract For Additional Shadow TUAS
  • US drones fly after missile strike in Pakistan: residents
  • TAAC 2008 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Conference
  • Sky Warrior UAS Completes First Automatic Takeoffs And Landings

  • US insists Iraq pact guarantees sovereignty
  • US 'not at stage' of considering alternative to Iraq security pact
  • Gates assures Iraq withdrawal agreement protects US troops
  • Top Iraqi leaders discuss US-Iraq security pact

  • Raytheon Receives Contract For Production Of Towed Decoys
  • Raytheon Air-to-Air Missile Enters Weapons System User Program
  • Smart Bombs Score Another Hit In Extended Range Tests
  • Boeing Awarded Contract To Continue Testing ATL

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement