Nytt

Iran har lidd et stort prestisjenederlag. Russland sendte sist uke hjem en stor del av de 2.000 russiske arbeiderne som bygger atomkraftverket i Bushehr.

Tidligere het det at iranerne lå etter med betalingen, slik at russerne senket farten. Nå ønsker ikke Russland å ferdigstille anlegget og levere uran før Iran lover å stanse anrikingen av uran.

Russian officials deny links between the dispute over Bushehr and Iran’s nuclear defiance. But two senior European officials, speaking separately, said Moscow recently dropped all pretexts and bluntly told Iran that Russia would not make good on pledges to deliver nuclear fuel for Bushehr unless Tehran complies with the U.N. demand for an enrichment freeze.
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One of the European officials said the dispute goes beyond the payment issue.

«Iran may not be paying, but that is not the relevant issue. The relevant issue is that the Russians are … the supplier of the fuel, and today they made a very tough statement: We will not be delivering the fuel until you comply with the
United Nations Security Council resolution,» said the official, who is a senior diplomat.

The official noted the dispute was revealed on the same day that the resolution neared completion at the U.N. He suggested the timing was not by chance, and said the dispute may make it more difficult for some countries to side with Iran.

At Russland stiller betingelser og har stilt arbeidet med å ferdigstille atomkraftverket i bero, ble også nevnt på iransk TV. Der ble Russland for første gang omtalt som en upålitelig partner.

Russia pulling out of Iran nuke project