Russia will help Iran on peaceful nuclear programmeApril 5th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
Bucharest, April 5 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia would honour all its contractual commitments to develop peaceful nuclear programmes in Iran. He said this after a NATO-Russia Council session in Bucharest Friday. A source in the Russian delegation said Russia’s president had urged NATO countries at the closed session to solve the Iranian nuclear problem without driving Iran into a corner.
“We have so far honoured in full and plan to continue honouring contractual commitments to our Iranian partners in developing their nuclear programmes for peaceful purposes,” Putin said.
Russia delivered its eighth and final fuel shipment to Bushehr Jan 28. The light-water nuclear power plant has been the focus of international attention over fears that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. Tehran insists it needs nuclear technology to generate electricity.
“We are ready to keep working in the same manner, observing Iran’s legitimate interests as regards the development of advanced technology and on allaying the international community’s concerns over non-proliferation,” Putin said.
“No one can seriously imagine that Iran will attack the US. Instead of driving (Iran) into a corner, another more positive, rather than negative, approach should be found,” the source quoted the outgoing Russian president as saying.