The equipment of the Bushehr nuclear power plant is in the last stage of testing and the plant will come on stream by the end of September, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Director Ali Akbar Salehi announced on Wednesday.
"Today we completed one of the most important and last tests of the nuclear plant, the Warm Water Test, before its start-up," Salehi told managers and staff of the Bushehr nuclear power plant.
The Warm Water Test was started on April 8, coinciding with Iran's National Nuclear Technology Day, which is the day the country celebrates its latest scientific achievements.
The ground is paved for the inauguration of the reactor, he noted.
Salehi added that the Bushehr power plant is a symbol of the multifaceted and robust cooperation between Iran and Russia and expressed hope that the two countries would increase their technical and industrial cooperation.
Moscow agreed to build the Bushehr nuclear power plant in 1995 and the project was supposed to be completed in July 1999, but the start-up of the reactor has been postponed several times.
Russia denies the allegations that the delays in the start-up of the plant were politically motivated.
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