Russia to resume civil nuclear cooperation with US next year

September 26th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Sep 26 (RIA Novosti) Russia is expected to resume civil nuclear cooperation with the US next year, a source with Russia’s state nuclear power corporation Rosatom said Friday. Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko earlier said the Bush administration’s decision Sep 8 to withdraw a Russian-US nuclear cooperation treaty from Congress was “absolutely right”.

Kiriyenko said the adoption of the agreement would be impossible before US presidential elections and the arrival of a new administration.

On May 6, Kiriyenko and William Burns, then US ambassador in Russia, signed the agreement known as the 123 Agreement because it falls under section 123 of the US Atomic Energy Act.

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