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Russia Pledges to Honor Nuclear Commitments to Iran

October 31, 1995

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) _ Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Bolshakov pledged Tuesday that Moscow would honor its commitment to supply Iran with nuclear energy technology.

``There are no differences between Iran and Russia on any issue,″ Bolshakov told a news conference as he ended a three-day visit, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency.

``Russia will fulfill all its commitments according to the agreement concluded by the two countries in the field of atomic energy,″ Bolshakov said.

Russian officials say engineers will soon begin work on the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran.

The United States has, so far unsuccessfully, tried to dissuade Russia from nuclear deals with Iran, alleging that Tehran could use the technology to develop a nuclear weapons program.

Iran maintains it has no interest in acquiring a nuclear bomb.

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