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IAEA resolution not to affect pace of construction at Bushehr

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Sept 22, Itar-Tass/ACSNA/IRNA -- The latest resolution of the 
Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on
Iran will not affect the pace of construction of the nuclear power 
station at Bushehr, Alexander Rumyantsev, the head of Russia`s 
federal agency for nuclear energy said here on Tuesday. 
He said the essence of the resolution is that the IAEA director- 
general is to give a report on the state of Iran`s nuclear program 
by the November session of the Board of Governors. The report will be 
based on the information of international inspectors and on the 
accounts of the Iran Atomic Energy Organization. 
Rumyantsev said the nuclear power station under construction at 
Bushehr is a project of bilateral cooperation and adheres to all 
norms of international law and IAEA safeguards on nuclear weapons 
non-proliferation. 
Iranian Vice-President Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, the head of the 
Iran Atomic Energy Organization, expressed a similar view here on 
Tuesday. 
He said the construction at Bushehr, where nearly 1,000 Russian 
specialists are employed, is in full swing and the project is over 80 
percent completed. 
The delay in coming up with an ultimate arrangement on the 
delivery of nuclear fuel and return of spent nuclear fuel is due only 
to technical and financial reasons and is in no way connected with the
requirements set forth in the resolution approved by the IAEA Board 
of Governors. 
The Iranian official said a ranking Russian delegation will 
shortly visit Iran. 
All necessary documents will be signed during his visit, he 
added. 
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