The Russian foreign Ministry commented on the cancellation of the agreement with the United States on the atom. According to the Russian foreign Ministry, the decision was made after several unfriendly gestures towards Russia.
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We will remind, Russia broke with the United States agreement on joint nuclear development, including Rosatom and the us Department of energy on the translation of research reactors to low-enriched uranium.
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Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov said, quoted by “Interfax” that initially Moscow proceeded from the fact that the agreement is beneficial to both parties. However, after an unfriendly gesture from the United States it was decided “to trust Washington in this sensitive area”, as in the current situation “to ensure the safety of Russian nuclear plants, we can’t.”
“As soon as it (the agreement — ed.ed) was interrupted for political reasons”, the agreement was terminated, the Deputy Minister said.
Also Moscow, despite the demands of the States, reserved the right to decide whether to transfer the reactors to low-enriched fuel. “We are going to do it, without connecting Americans,” Ryabkov concluded.