Russian company offers Iraq to build a nuclear reactor

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — A Russian company has submitted offers to the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Science and Technology to build a nuclear reactor for peaceful and medical purposes.

This came during a meeting of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Science and Integrated Technology Qusay Al-Suhail, with a Russian delegation included Maxim Litvinov, Russian Minister Plenipotentiary, Ilya Lolov, Commercial Attaché of the Moscow Embassy in Baghdad, and Artium Stregov, attached to the Embassy.

It is scheduled to meet two technical delegations from the two countries before the end of this year, in order to discuss the details of the offer made by the Russian company, and the compatibility with Iraqi requirements and needs.

A ministry statement said the two sides discussed an offer to build a nuclear reactor in Iraq in cooperation with the Russian government.

He added that the meeting was held Tuesday at the University of Baghdad, and briefed the Minister on the offers from the Russian company “Atom” Russian government, in order to build a nuclear reactor for peaceful and medical purposes.

For his part, the Russian delegation expressed Moscow’s readiness and willingness to cooperate with the Iraqi ministries concerned with this project, in order to obtain consensus for its establishment.


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