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Iranian delegation to arrive in Russia for nuclear talks Aug.22

RIA Novosti

18/08/2006 13:47 MOSCOW, August 18 (RIA Novosti)-A senior Iranian delegation will arrive in Russia next week to discuss nuclear cooperation, Russia's nuclear power equipment and service export monopoly said Friday.

Atomstroiexport, which is building a nuclear power plant in the Islamic Republic, said the working visit would be made from August 22 to 26 and the delegation would include a deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mahmud Jannatian.

"The program includes a visit to Unit 3 of the Kalinin nuclear power plant," an Atomstroiexport spokesman said.

The plant is based in the Tver Region in central Russia.

The company is building Unit 1 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant under a contract worth about $1 bln.

The unit was to be launched by the end of this year. But in July it was announced that Atomstroiexport and Iran had agreed a new schedule under which the nuclear plant will be put into operation in the second half of 2007.

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