Political Desk, Tehran
Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki has announced that the Bushehr nuclear power plant will become operational before the Iranian New Year, which occurs on March 21, 2009.
Mottaki made the remarks at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday after a meeting with former Lebanese prime minister Omar Karami.
The 1000-megawatt power plant is being built in cooperation with Russia based on a contract signed in 1995.
The Russian director of the Bushehr power plant project, Leonid Reznikov, concluded his three-day visit to Iran on Tuesday. He was accompanied by a delegation of experts.
The Russian delegation held technical talks with an Iranian delegation headed by Ahmad Fayazbakhsh, the deputy director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
At the end of the talks, a statement was issued saying that each side should observe its commitments to the timetable set for completing the project.
Iran received an 82-ton consignment of nuclear fuel from Russia for the Bushehr plant in January.
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