The United States did not give visas to members of Rosatom who wanted to take part in the IAEA conference
The Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said that the United States effectively blocked the participation of Russian representatives in a nuclear energy conference in Washington by not issuing entry visas to them.
According to “European Truth”, this is stated in the message of the corporation.
Rosatom and Rostechnadzor planned to take part in the ministerial conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Washington on October 26-28, but have not yet received visas.
“We consider this a manifestation of disrespect on the part of the United States towards the IAEA, the central international organization responsible for cooperation in the field of the peaceful use of atomic energy. In accordance with the Agreement between the IAEA and the state hosting an event under the auspices of the Agency, such a state is obliged to take part in an event held on its territory,” the message reads.
Rosatom, set up by Vladimir Putin in 2007, said its CEO Alexei Likhachev would attend the conference via video link instead.
At the same time, the Russian corporation reproached that without the participation of the Russian Federation, the conference loses its meaning.
As reported, Russia opposes demands to withdraw its troops and equipment from the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, which Ukraine demands as a prerequisite for the creation of a nuclear safety zone.