Vaeidi: Iranian Nuclear Delegation to Visit Moscow

February 14, 2006

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

The deputy head of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) for International Affairs, Javad Vaeidi said here Tuesday that an Iranian delegation will visit Moscow on February 20 to hold talks with Russian officials on Iran's nuclear activities.

Talking to reporters on the sideline of a domestic nuclear seminar dubbed `Nuclear Know-how: Today's Strategy, Tomorrow's Need', he emphasized that talks with the Russians will be remaining in force.

The proposed plans, including that of Russia, will be followed up by Iran, he said reiterating that Tehran will propose some special features for making some changes in the plans during the visit.

The Iranian delegation will have some proposals and will also give some consideration for the talks, Vaeidi added.

Announcing that Iran on Tuesday officially resumed nuclear work at its Natanz facility, he said an order had been issued by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) and the organization has resumed the work at the Natanz facility based on the order.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is producing UF6 massively, however, there still remains a long way to reach a stage to produce nuclear fuel, he said.

On possibility of resumption of activities suspended by Iran, Vaeidi said according to the Majlis approval, currently, there is no need to return to suspension.

As to the hue and cry made by certain countries over Iran's document to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on uranium metal, he said the document was an ordinary one and had nothing to do with production of nuclear fuel.

Making hue and cry over the issue aimed to mislead world public opinion, he added.