Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaee met the Deputy Head of Russia’s Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation Nikolai Spassky on Friday where the Russian officials said the Bushehr power plant is of great significance for both Iranian and Russian governments and nations.
Pointing to the two countries’ presidential attempts to strengthen ties, Sanaee stated "The second phase of the Bushehr power plant is on the agenda for both countries. It is decided that delegations make visits in order to hold talks and investigate into the issue.”
In his turn, Spassky said Tehran and Moscow are in the "working stage of discussing the option” of constructing a new unit in Bushehr power plant.
Stressing that Russia endorses Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities, he added "The operation of the Bushehr power plant is highly important not only for the two governments, but for the two nations as well. Despite all restrictions Russia accomplished the Bushehr power plant, the first phase of which being operational is the proof to successful cooperation between the two countries.”
Providing comments on the second phase of the power plant to be launched he said "Two factors are important to us for cooperation. The first is that such operations must be economically justified for the sides. The second is that it should be in keeping with international obligations and the domestic regulations of Iran and Russia.”