Iran, Belarus to open joint oil project

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iran and Belarus will inaugurate a joint oil project in western borders of Iran in the upcoming months, said Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov.

In line with expansion of bilateral ties, Belarusian President will travel to Iran in the near future to inaugurate the Jofeir oilfield joint project with his Iranian counterpart, he said in a press conference with Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in Tehran.

He also emphasized Iran and Belarus have close relations in the UN and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and support each other in different organizations.

Also Mottaki said at the press conference that the US, Russia and France have written a technical letter to the IAEA regarding isotopes and within the framework of regular correspondence between member states and the agency.

Meanwhile, in response to a Kremlin spokesman's remarks that the use of sanctions against Iran would not be rejected if it does not manage to ensure other countries that its nuclear program is peaceful, Mottaki reiterated the nuclear activities were completely within the framework of civilian purposes and the country is resolute to achieve its rights.


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