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7/3/07

Iran to test Bushehr nuclear power plant within 2 months

TEHRAN, July 03 (ISNA)-Iran's atomic energy organization safety chief announced that the Bushehr nuclear plant would be ready for initial tests within two months.

"Within two months, tests related to the plant's first circuit will be executed. Entering this stage is every important, but this dose not mean the final inauguration of this plant and the entry of electricity in to the main circuits. Of course the Iranian side is still not so sure about the promises given by the Russian contractor," said Mohammad Amiri.

This is while Iran's atomic energy organization deputy had stated that Iran was planning to inaugurate its Bushehr nuclear power plant within two moths.

"The plant is almost finished and the equipments, cables and ventilation systems have been installed," explained in this regard Esmaeil Khalilpour.

This official also while blaming the Russians for the two month delay caused due to late equipment delivery stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran was expecting the promised nuclear fuel by the Russian soon.

"The Russians first wanted to make the required equipment abroad, but then decided to make them in Russia which this caused a two month delay," Khalilpour explained, while noting that Iran in general was satisfied by the Russian method.

"They consulted with us in all stages."

Another informed official regarding the recent announcement made by Iran's minister of energy that one thousand Megawatts of electricity were to enter Iran's electricity network via the Bushehr nuclear plant from December this year, stated that this was not possible due to the weak management of the Russians.

"It seems unlikely that the Russians will be able to meet the promise they made on time," this official noted.

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