Report: Iran requested assistance from Russia for its nuclear program

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Report: Iran requested assistance from Russia for its nuclear program
CNN says Tehran asked Kremlin for nuclear material and fuel; could shorten the time it would take to build a nuclear weapon
By TOI staff
4 November 2022

Iran has requested assistance from the Kremlin for its nuclear program in the event that it fails to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Western powers, CNN reported Friday. Citing US intelligence officials briefed on the matter, the network reported that Iran asked Russia for nuclear material and fuel. These could shorten the time it would take to build a nuclear weapon.

However, it was not clear if Moscow — which opposes the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran — had agreed to aid them in their efforts, according to CNN. Iran’s UN delegation and Russia’s Foreign Ministry did not respond to a request by the network for a comment on the report. Negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal have remained stalled for months.

On Monday, US special envoy to Iran Robert Malley said the US was not “wasting” time trying to pursue a new deal, adding that there had been no movement in the negotiations since Iran imposed new, unconnected conditions in August.

more............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-iran-requested-assistance-from-russia-for-its-nuclear-program/
 
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