International centre for uranium enrichment in Russia to be established soon

Publish date: November 29, 2006

Head of the Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom) Sergei Kiriyenko has said that the Angarsk plant will be excluded from the list of closed enterprises, ITAR-TASS reported.

“The government has made a decision to exclude the Angarsk plant form the list of closed enterprises, for the creation of an international centre for uranium enrichment,” Kiriyenko told journalists. He said it would operate under IAEA supervision. Kiriyenko reminded that it was Vladimir Putin’s idea to establish such centres to give third countries access to the peaceful nuclear energy without violation of non-proliferation regulations.