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VIENNA, July 6. /TASS/. The Russian side may be involved in the development of the scientific and research center based on the existing nuclear facility in Iran’s Fordow under Tehran’s deal with six world powers, a Western delegation source said on Monday.
The project will be implemented by Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation "if such a scheme is agreed finally and in detail," the source told TASS.
A Western diplomatic source said Sunday Iran and the P5+1 group (five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) have come to an understanding on solving the issues linked to a reactor in Arak and the facility in Fordow.
An Iranian diplomat later said China may get a significant share in a consortium on the reconstruction of a heavy-water reactor in Iran’s Arak.
Under the Lausanne agreements between Iran and world powers, a total of around 1,000 first-generation centrifuges may be installed at the Fordow facility. There must not be uranium enrichment there.
The facility is due to be used for conducting scientific researches in the sphere of peaceful atom.