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Logistical units of Bushehr nuclear power plant begins operation

TEHRAN, Apr.03 (ISNA)-The logistical units of Bushehr nuclear power plant commenced operation today in the presence of the Iranian vice president, Parviz Davoudi.

The four newly launched units include non-mineral water production, central cold water for controlling systems, central pumping station and a 400 KW electrical transmission facility.

Iran's Atomic Energy Organization chief who was also present at the ceremony gave news of a 360 Megawatt power plant constructed in line with the Bushehr plant.

"The first goal and phase of achievement for the organization was development and employment of nuclear fuel and the second phase is nuclear power plant development," said Reza Aghazadeh while informing that 92 percent of the new plant construction was complete.

He also went on to say that the preliminary reports on security analysis of the Bushehr power plant were ready in 17 volumes and approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The final security reports were also ready to go through the procedure and facilitate the operation of Bushehr plant.

Speaking to the reporters before the trip to Bushehr, Aghazadeh said he would have some good nuclear news for journalists and the Iranian nation in the upcoming week.

He also referred to the delay in the Bushehr plant fuel, scheduled to be delivered by Russia back in February.

"I have no doubts that this is a political matter but I do not agree that the Russians plan not to provide us with the fuel anyway," he said while reiterating that the launching Bushehr plant and fuel delivery were dependable on political issues.

Aghazadeh further added that it would not be of any advantage to Russia to generate mistrust in case of fuel delivery to a power plant, particularly when "they are responsible for its construction".

"After the political obstacles are removed, various countries will judge Russia's decisions and dealings," he said while asserting that political issues would be resolved sooner or later.

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