Russia to Iran: No suspension, no fuel

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Russia has warned Iran that it will not supply the Islamic country with fuel for its new nuclear reactor unless it agrees to suspend nuclear enrichment as per the UN Security Council’s orders, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, American and Iranian officials said Russian National Security Council head Igor Ivanov presented Ali Hosseini Tash, Iran’s deputy chief nuclear negotiator, with the ultimatum last week.

Last week, Russia decided to delay the fuel shipment – thus delaying the opening of the nuclear site, as well – claiming that the Iranians were late with the payments.

Teheran flatly denied the Russian claims and accused Russia of bending to international pressure to penalize Iran for its nuclear ambitions.

March 20, 2007 | Comments Off on Russia to Iran: No suspension, no fuel

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