MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow and Iran have not yet reached an agreement on the purchase of 40 tons of Iran’s heavy water from its nuclear power facilities and negotiations are needed, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s head of the Department of Arms Non-Proliferation and Control said Tuesday.
“No agreement on this issue has been reached, so far this issue is only being reviewed. Negotiations are needed in order to work out conditions that would be acceptable for both parties,” Mikhail Ulyanov told RIA Novosti.
On Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hussein Jaber Ansari said Iran was in talks with Russia on the sale of its heavy water from its nuclear power projects, adding that several countries among the six world powers have shown interest in purchasing the heavy water.
The United Nations, the European Union and the United States lifted nuclear-related sanctions from Iran following Tehran's implementation of its obligations under the nuclear deal signed last July with six world powers to ensure the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.