Rosatom may develop Fordow scientific center

Rosatom may develop Fordow scientific center

The Russian side may be involved in the development of the scientific and research center based at the existing nuclear facility in Iran’s Fordow under Tehran’s deal with the P5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany), a Western delegation source said.

According to the source, the project will be implemented by Russia’s Rosatom "if such a scheme will be agreed finally and in detail," TASS cited the source.

Iran and the P5+1 group have come to an understanding on solving the issues linked to the reactor in Arak and the facility in Fordow. Later, an Iranian diplomat said that China may get a significant share in a consortium on the reconstruction of a heavy-water reactor in Iran’s Arak province.

The facility is due to be used for conducting scientific research into the sphere of the peaceful application of nuclear power.