Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:30:00 GMT | By AFP

Russia condemns Iran's uranium expansion

Russian said the expansion of Iran's nuclear programme does not promote the achievement of an atmosphere of mutual understanding between the international negotiating nations and Iran


Russia condemns Iran's uranium expansion (© Reuters)

Moscow: Russia condemned Iran's unveiling of a new uranium production facility, warning the move could hurt progress in negotiations with world powers over Tehran's contested nuclear programme, a report said today.

An unnamed source in the Russian foreign ministry told Interfax that Iran's announcement does not actually breach its obligations under various international nuclear agreements.

"At the same time, in our opinion, the expansion of Iran's nuclear programme activities does not promote the achievement of an atmosphere of mutual understanding between the (P5+1) international negotiating nations and Iran, which is so necessary for the successful continuation of the negotiating process," the foreign ministry source said.

The P5+1 nations are comprised of the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany.

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