8 May 2019 14:25

Iranian-Russian nuclear cooperation developing despite U.S. pressure - Zarif

MOSCOW. May 8 (Interfax) - Moscow and Tehran are successfully developing cooperation in the nuclear sector, including during the construction of the second and third reactors of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), despite the United States' pressure, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

"Our bilateral relations are now advancing on various tracks, the second and third energy reactors of the NPP in Bushehr are being built, despite sabotage by the U.S.," the Iranian foreign minister said at a briefing following talks with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Wednesday.

"Cooperation on stable isotopes in Fordo [nuclear facility in Iran] is continuing," he said.

"And we have very close cooperation with our Russian friends in the nuclear sector, despite the actions taken by the U.S.," Zarif said.

Bilateral economic cooperation on various tracks is also developing, he said.