The head of Iran’s atomic energy agency, Ali Akbar Salehi, will travel to Russia Tuesday to sign a construction deal for two nuclear power plants on Iran’s southern Gulf shores, AFP reported on Sunday.
Salehi’s visit will cap months of negotiations between Iran and Russia, and comes as the Islamic republic faces a November 24 deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement with world powers.
“I am going to Moscow to sign an agreement for the construction of new nuclear power plants,” Salehi was quoted as saying on Sunday by Iran’s official IRNA news agency.
It quoted Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow, Mehdi Sanaei, as saying on Facebook that the visit would take place on Tuesday.
Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi, also quoted by IRNA, said Russia and Iran are set to “finalize and sign the agreement for the construction of two nuclear plants”.
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