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Fuel supply accord for Bushehr plant to be finalized by year end

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 2, IRNA
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Fuel supply accord for Bushehr power plant will be finalized until the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2008), Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Tuesday.

He made the remarks after a meeting with former prime minister of Lebanon, Omar Karami, who arrived in Tehran on Monday.

Speaking to reporters, Mottaki said that Bushehr nuclear power plant would become operational "in the new Christian year." "God willing, Bushehr power plant will start generating elecricity for the country in the new Christian year," said the foreign minister.

The 1000-MW power plant is being built in cooperation with Russia based on a contract signed in 1995.

It was scheduled to be completed in 2000, but was delayed over the past eight years for skeptical reasons.

According to an agreed time table, the power plant is to be operational in Autumn 2008.

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