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Iran's nuclear program focuses on peaceful purposes-- Rohani
TEHRAN, July 5 (KUNA) -- Iran's cooperation with the IAEA is a clear
evidence of its peaceful nuclear program and of its adherence to IAEA
regulations, said Monday secretary general of the national security council
In a statement issued by the council following Rohani's meeting here with
his visiting Russian counterpart Igor Ivanov, Rohani indicated that Iran
adhered to the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and cooperated with the IAEA
by signing the additional protocol required of it by the IAEA.
As for the Bushehr nuclear plant, Rohani said it was the result of
technological cooperation between Iran and Russia.
Ivanov on his part noted that Iran's nuclear policy was "wise" and headed
off the UN Security Council from having to look further into the Iranian
nuclear issue, said the statement by the Iranian national security council.
The Russian official said that work on the Bushehr plant would be concluded
by 2005 and the plant would be officially inaugurated by 2006. The plant is
ostensibly being constructed for the production of electric power at a cost of
800 million dollars, say Iranian officials. Meanwhile Russia is facing
pressure from the US to suspend work on the plant. Invanov's visit here is
scheduled for several days and is in response to an invitation from Rohani.
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