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11/30/08

IAEA monitoring safety of Bushehr nuclear power plant: Envoy


Bushehr nuclear power plantTehran, Nov 30, IRNA - IAEA's Representative to Iran Christer Viktorsson said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is now fully cooperating with IAEA to maintain safety of Bushehr nuclear power plant.

He made the remark in his address to the First International Seminar on Nuclear Power Plant, Environment and Sustainable Development in Tehran on Sunday.

Cooperation between IAEA and Iran on the security and safety of Bushehr nuclear power plant is in line with existing protocols and agreements, he said.

Technical points should be observed in the construction of nuclear power plants, he said, adding that there are lots of countries in Asia seeking to benefit from nuclear energy to meet their domestic needs.

Many Asian countries mainly in Southeast Asia as well as in the Middle East region call for replacement of fossil fuel with nuclear energy and seek to win support of IAEA to this effect, he said.

IAEA renders any services to meet safety demands during setting up of new nuclear power plants, he said.

Iran has observed all safety requirements for construction of Bushehr nuclear power plant, he said.

Saeedi: IAEA monitors 5,000 centrifuges operating in Natanz

Natanz Nuclear PlantTehran, Nov 30, IRNA - Deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Saeedi said on Sunday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is now monitoring 5,000 operating centrifuges in Natanz facilities.

Saeedi made the remark on the sidelines of the First International Seminar on 'Nuclear Power Plants, Environment and Sustainable Development' in Tehran on Sunday.

There is no concern over peaceful application of such centrifuges because the IAEA monitors all of them one by one and even pay snap inspection to control their activities.

IAEA in its recent report has confirmed that Iran had increased the umber of operating centrifuges in Natanz from 3,800 to about 5,000, he said.

Since Iran has had very close cooperation with IAEA and it has remained committed to its Modality Plan, Iran's nuclear dossier should return from UNSC to IAEA, he said.

On Bushehr nuclear power plant, Saeedi said most parts of the job has been accomplished and the nuclear power plant will become operational next year.

Aqazadeh: IAEA declares Green Salt issue as solved

Tehran, Nov 30, IRNA - Head of the Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Reza Aqazadeh said on Sunday that the international Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) has declared the issue of Green Salt in Iran's peaceful nuclear program as resolved.

Aqazadeh made the remark on the sidelines of the First International Seminar on 'Nuclear Power Plants, Environment and Sustainable Development in Tehran on Sunday.

"We have received an official letter from IAEA in which it has declared that the issue of Green Salt is now over," he said.

On construction of Bushehr nuclear power plant, he said Russia has accelerated the pace of construction work and increased the number of its workforce, he said.

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