U.S. not worried about possible transfer of Iran's uranium to Russia - U.S. official

Washington does not rule out the possibility of transferring Iran's stockpiles of enriched uranium to Russia and has no concerns on that score, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman has said.

Washington does not rule out the possibility of transferring Iran's stockpiles of enriched uranium to Russia and has no concerns on that score, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman has said.

The United States is now awaiting the official adoption of agreements between the P5+1 world powers and Iran in September of this year, Countryman told reporters in the Kazakh capital Astana on Aug. 28.

Under these agreements, Iran will have to reduce its enriched uranium reserves, he said, adding that what counts most is that Iran should honor its obligations.

It was reported earlier that Countryman had come to Astana to attend the August 27 signing ceremony for an accord between Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to establish an international low-enriched uranium bank.

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