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Thursday, December 20, 2007

NIE, IAEA reports influenced Russia’s approach toward Iran: politicos

This recent article from Tehran Times analyzes the situation around Iran nuclear program.

The recent IAEA and NIE reports have made Russia adopt a more realistic approach and finally ship nuclear fuel to Iran, MP Mohammad-Ali Rudaki said here on Wednesday.
The latest National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report on Iran, which was compiled by sixteen U.S. intelligence agencies, and all the reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency have said that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program. Iran and Russia reached an agreement last week on a schedule to finish building the Bushehr nuclear power plant after years of delay. The first shipment of nuclear fuel arrived in Bushehr on Sunday.

“The process of nuclear negotiations between Iran and Russia clearly shows
that Iran must become self-sufficient in the production of nuclear fuel. Of
course, the best justification is Russia’s behavior in delivering fuel to the
(Bushehr) plant.”

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