Russia looks to buy heavy water from Iran

Workers doing maintenance in the turbine hall of Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Plant in Zarechny.

Workers doing maintenance in the turbine hall of Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Plant in Zarechny.

Donat Sorokin/TASS
Moscow may buy 40 tonnes from Arak nuclear facility

Moscow is contemplating a possibility of buying from 40 tonnes of heavy water from a nuclear facility in Iran, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on April 26.

“We are in fact contemplating such a possibility,” Mikhail Ulyanov, head of the ministry's department for non-proliferation and arms control, told Interfax.

He was commenting on Tehran's claims about talks with Russia over a sale to Moscow of 40 tonnes of heavy water from the nuclear facility in Arak.

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