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Rosatom Denies Iran Link

Rosatom denied that employees have been involved in developing Iranian nuclear weapons.

"Neither Rosatom nor its enterprises have anything to do with Iran's nuclear power use projects, with the exception of the Bushehr nuclear power plant and deliveries of medical isotopes," a spokesman told Interfax on Tuesday.

Rosatom put Iran's first nuclear power plant into operation in September, when it also announced the beginning of molybdenum-99 exports to Iran. The isotope is widely used to treat cancer. British media reported earlier Russian scientists were involved in Iran's military developments in the nuclear sector, and this information was included in the International Atomic Energy Agency report that will be published Tuesday or Wednesday. According to these media, the report mentions scientist Vyacheslav Danilenko, who currently works for a Czech company.

(MT)

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