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Kiriyenko: Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant fully accords int'l laws

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Sept 28, IRNA

Head of Russia's Federal Atomic Energy Agency, Sergei Kiriyenko, said on Thursday that Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant project is in full accordance with international criteria and laws.

Speaking at a ceremony marking Russia's Atomic Industries Employees Day, he underlined that establishment of the power plant in Bushehr has nothing to do with non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

In response to a question raised by a reporter about the prospect of Iran-Russia cooperation in energy sector, including atomic energy, he said that his country faces no obstacle on the path of such collaboration.

Turning to the recent visit of an Iranian delegation to Moscow, headed by Vice-President and head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Reza Aqazadeh and the outcome of his talks with Russian officials, he said that the two sides managed to solve the major points about the project.

Replying to another question about Russia's uranium resources, Kiriyenko put them at 615,000 tons.

During the talks between Iranian and Russian officials, the amendment to the agreement on establishment of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant was signed.

According to the document, nuclear fuel for the plant will be delivered to Iran in March 2007 and the power plant is scheduled to become operational in November of the same year.


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