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Kiriyenko: Iranian experts ready to run Bushehr nuclear power plant

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Bushehr, August 21, IRNA -- Head of the state nuclear energy corporation of Russia Sergei Kiriyenko said on Saturday that Iranian experts are ready to run Bushehr nuclear power plant single handedly.

Sergei Kiriyenko made the remarks at a joint press conference with the Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi in Bushehr on Saturday.

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia has signed a significant agreement on launch and maintenance of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, he said.

Priorities have been given to the security of the plant and the relative equipment has been tested in three different phases, he said.

These phases have been conducted by Iranian experts, Russian experts as well as experts from IAEA, Sergei Kiriyenko said.

Iranian experts have been trained by Russia and are able to carry out this grave task single handedly, he said.

Russia has adopted a very clear stand on Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities, he said adding that Russia believes that it would be among legitimate rights of every nation to make use of nuclear energy under supervision of IAEA and in conformity with international standards.


End News / IRNA / News Code 1290815

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