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Russian official says no obstacle in completing Bushehr power plant

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, March 19, IRNA -- A Russian nuclear official said here Friday 
that Russia is determined to continue cooperation with Iran on 
completion of the under-construction Bushehr nuclear power plant. 
Head of Federal Service for Nuclear Inspection Andrei Malayshev, 
in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Moscow, Qolamreza Shafei said 
recent changes in the government makeup has not altered the 
organization responsibilities. 
"We do not face obstacle in carrying out our responsibilities," 
he added. 
He further brushed aside reports by some Russian press quoting him
as saying that the power plant is gripped with financial difficulties.
"The project does not face technical and financial difficulties 
and we are determined to complete the project." 
The two side further said the work in process to complete the 
power plant is satisfactory. 
Malyshev expressed hope that cooperation between the two nations 
will be strengthened in the future. 
The Russian official said in a press conference on Wednesday that 
"There are no serious technical problem at the construction site." 
Malyshev said, "Russia is complying with its obligations under the
agreements and contracts on the construction of reactors and 
turbines." 
"The part of equipment, which is necessary to complete the 
construction, should have been bought from Europe that bans supply of 
such equipment to Iran," Malyshev said. 
But `now it`s possible to solve all these problems and there are 
no reasons for doubting this Iranian facility is over`, Malyshev 
stressed. 
Under the Russian-Iranian agreement, the Federal Service for 
Nuclear Supervision "will provide aid to Iran to commission the 
nuclear power plant in Bushehr", the official said. 
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