Russian N. Cargo Arrives in Iran

A02776373.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini said on Friday that the consignment of heat insulation material, destined to Bushehr nuclear power plant from Russia, has entered Iranian soil after being stranded by Azerbaijan recently.

“The consignment is on the way to be transferred to Bushehr nuclear power plant after Azerbaijan received related documents it demanded from Russia,” Hosseini told Iran’s Arabic TV network Alalam.

Sources at the State Customs Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic said on Thursday that Azerbaijan has let through its territory the cargoes consigned from Russia for the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran.

A truck carrying the consignment crossed the Azerbaijan-Iran border shortly after noon Thursday, the sources said.

Diplomatic sources indicated that the authorities issued permission for the transit of the cargo Wednesday.

Azerbaijan customs officers stopped the consignment of heat-insulating materials, due to be delivered to the Bushehr plant, on the border with Iran March 29.

They said then there was no permission on the part of the Azerbaijan government for the transit of that cargo via the country’s territory.

On April 30, the Russian side handed over all the required documents via the embassy in Baku, and Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry said the problem of the cargo’s passage would be settled shortly.

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