Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Iran Bushehr plant 'ready by Sept.'

Wed, 30 Jun 2010 09:05:21 GMT
Report from Iranian news agency Press TV
Iran's Atomic Energy Agency Chief Ali Akbar Salehi says the country's first nuclear power plant will be inaugurated in the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr by late September.
Speaking to ISNA on Wednesday, Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Chief Ali Akbar Salehi dismissed the UN Security Council's resolution against Tehran, saying it has no impact on the country's plans for the completion of its Bushehr power plant.
"Issuing resolutions against Iran will not have any effect as we are determined to continue with our plans," Salehi said.
The remarks come as in an earlier interview with ISNA, Salehi said that a total of 3,000 Russian nuclear experts were currently working on the power plant, adding that the final tests for the inauguration of the facility were being conducted with only a two-week delay.
"God willing, the Bushehr power plant will be operational by the end of September," the top Iranian nuclear official stated.
Russia started building the Bushehr nuclear power plant in 1994. The launch of the plant, which was scheduled to take place by the end of 1999, has been delayed several times. More stories here

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