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Russia and the United States agreed to control the processing of nuclear materials in Russia

Rosatom and the U.S. Department of energy last year signed a document establishing the procedure of accounting for and control of nuclear materials to be processed in Russia under contracts with third countries, including in the interests of American customers.

This is stated in the annual report of JSC "Atomenergoprom" (part of "Rosatom", consolidates civil assets of Russian nuclear industry).

Details of the signed document is not provided. A review of "Rosatom" RIA Novosti does not yet have.

Russian-American intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of peaceful nuclear energy (the so-called "123 agreement") was signed in 2008 and entered into force in 2011. The nuclear materials, according to the intergovernmental agreement include, among other materials, natural, depleted and enriched uranium and irradiated uranium (including as spent nuclear fuel). Transfer of nuclear material under the agreement, and further operations with them, including recycling, should not pursue any military purposes.

The signing of the so-called Administrative arrangements is a necessary condition for the practical implementation of a number of areas of bilateral cooperation envisaged in the framework of intergovernmental agreements of the Russian Federation, the United States. In late 2011, Russia and the United States signed the Administrative arrangements to the intergovernmental agreement, which was in full force a long-term contract for the supply of services for uranium enrichment between the company "Rosatom" "Techsnabexport" and the us enrichment Corporation USEC.