Iranian Security Council Secretary's Moscow visit put off

The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Dr. Hassan Rouhani, will not arrive in Moscow on Monday, the Iranian embassy to Russia told a RIA Novosti correspondent. The spokesman for the embassy did not specify whether the visit was annulled or postponed, and also refused to tell the reasons.

RIA Novosti learnt from Russian diplomatic sources that the visit by the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran had been put off.

Dr. Hassan Rouhani planned to meet in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, Minister of Atomic Energy Alexander Rumyantsev and other Russian high-ranking officials. During this visit it was planned to discuss prospects of the signing by Tehran of the additional protocol to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the protocol with Russia on the return of the spent nuclear fuel which will be supplied for first power generating unit of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, built with Russia's assistance.

Apart from that, it was expected that Rouhani will make important statements in Russia concerning the Iranian nuclear program.

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