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Bushehr nuclear plant due to be operational by mid September: AEOI Head


Source: ISNA, Tehran

The Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said Bushehr nuclear power plant is due to be operational by mid September. "God willing, Bushehr nuclear plant is due to be run by mid September," he told reporters.

View of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Southern Iran
Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes

"We are satisfied with cooperation with Russians and now 3000 experts from the country are working in the plant."

"The power plant is undergoing the last phase of its final test delayed for two weeks, but it is natural."

"Bushehr is a site which can involve some power plants," he added.

Salehi continued, "the facility needs 1.5 billion dollars to be built."

Control Room of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant

Salehi explained that new sanctions do not have an impact on launch of the power plant, adding, "imposition of sanctions does not have an impact on Iran and we continue our activities."

Also Russian Consul General Ali Mitkhadovich Mustafabeyli had told reporters in central Iranian city of Isfahan that, the plant needs two months or less to be completed."

Russia started construction of the power plant in 1994, it was going to be run in 1999, but is has been delayed for several times.

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