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Bushehr power station to be implemented: Moscow

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Nov 10, IRNA
Iran-Nuclear Power Station-Russia
Spokesman for the Russian Atomic Energy Agency Nikolai Shingarev said here Thursday that the project on Bushehr Nuclear Power Station is currently underway and is expected be completed on schedule.

Speaking to IRNA in an exclusive interview, he added that Bushehr Power Station is being constructed by the Russian enterprise, Energo Export, a contractor of Russia's nuclear power stations overseas.

Shingarev noted that the construction process of the project is supervised by the Russian Atomic Energy Agency and that there is no obstacle to its implementation.

Concerning Russia's proposal on uranium enrichment and the nuclear fuel cycle, he said that for the time being he is not in a position to elaborate on the issue.

Turning to the Wednesday remarks of the British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw concerning Europe's reluctance to refer Iran's nuclear dossier to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), he said, "It is up to the Foreign Ministry to make decision in this respect. It has repeatedly declared that there is no reason for referral of the case to the UNSC.

About the possible date of the visit to Tehran of the Head of Russia's Atomic Energy Agency, Alexander Rumyantsev, he said that he would certainly visit Iran either at the end of the current year or early next year.

The political circles in Russia's capital of Moscow have recently released reports on the country's proposed nuclear fuel cycle to Iran.


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