Putin Lifts Ban on Uranium Enrichment Hardware Export to Iran

Putin Lifts Ban on Uranium Enrichment Hardware Export to Iran
Mon Nov 23, 2015 16:20:39

In a decree Russian President Vladimir Putin has lifted the ban on supplying Iran with equipment for uranium enrichment.

Citing a document published on the official Russian government website, RT said the lifting of the ban “is linked to Russia importing enriched uranium from Iran.”

It said “the ban on supplying goods, materials and equipment no longer applies ‘to the exports of the enriched uranium from the Islamic Republic of Iran’”.

The decision to export low-enriched uranium from Iran to Russia was reached within the framework of an agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 in July.

On July 14, Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany – reached a nuclear agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

Under the JCPOA, limits will be put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all nuclear-related economic and financial bans against the Islamic Republic; Press TV reported.



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