TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iran can be one of the countries that build nuclear power plants in the next ten years, and the West's pressure and Russia's procrastination can even accelerate the process, political analyst Ali Karami said here on Friday.
Procrastination by the Russian contract partner is not something new; over the years, they have violated all of the various agreements about bringing the Bushehr power plant on stream, but, according to the contract, they must complete the project, Karami told the Mehr News Agency.
Karami pointed out that Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Gholamreza Aqazadeh has said that Iran can complete the Bushehr nuclear power plant using its own expertise if the Russians do not complete it.
And the remarks received a significant reaction from political circles, he noted.
In fact, Iran is acquiring the links in nuclear technology one after another and the links are being joined, so the country will eventually be able to build nuclear power plants in the same way it developed the technology for the complete nuclear fuel cycle, he said.
This determination is a result of Iran's software movement, which is making great progress at this point in time, he added.
"Along with the Iran-Russia negotiations over the Bushehr nuclear power plant, political talks are also being held on Tehran's nuclear dossier.
"We should resist the suspension of nuclear activities."
A firm stance in political talks will encourage Russia to fulfill its commitments; hence the destinies of the two negotiations are intertwined, he observed.
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