A senior Iranian official on Sunday said Iran attaches great importance to its relations with Russia and the two sides have voiced their continuation of nuclear cooperation.
Hassan Rowhani, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Trubnikov, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Iran and Russia are two important states in the Caspian Sea region, Rowhani said, citing the Bushehr power plant project in Iran's southern port city of Bushehr as "a symbol of Tehran-Moscow cooperation."
He stressed that Bushehr power plant are for civilian purposes and is being built in accordance with international criteria and the principles of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
A third country should not interfere in the construction of the plant, the Iranian official added.
For his part, Trubnikov voiced Moscow's resolve to cooperate with Iran in transfer of nuclear technology in line with international conventions and help Iran to utilize nuclear energy for civilian purposes.
The U.S. has opposed the building of the Bushehr power plant and accused Iran of seeking to acquire weapons of mass destruction. But both Iran and Russia have repeatedly rejected the US allegation.