Iran, Russia Ties Strengthen With Nuclear Plants Deal

Tehran and Moscow have signed agreements for Russian firms to build nuclear power plants in Iran. The plans mainly echo the terms under which the existing 1GW nuclear power plant at Bushehr was built – but will prove controversial, coming so soon before the 24 November deadline for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program.

The main contract between Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) and Rosatom calls for the...