Bushehr nuclear power plant
"The facility will join the national grid soon. The achievement will be made
public as soon as the nuclear installation connects to the national grid," he
"No power has been generated from the facility so far and we are now only conducting experimental tests to launch the reactor."
He then highlighted safety of the plant and added, "we need to run the installation safely."
Construction of the Bushehr plant was started in 1975 by several German companies. However, work halted when the United States imposed an embargo on hi-tech supplies to Iran after the 1979 revolution. Russia signed a contract with Iran to complete the construction in 1998.
Completion of the plant's construction was postponed several times by technical problems and pressures from the United States.
Control room of Bushehr plant
The West accuses Iran of producing nuclear weapons, Iran denies the allegation
and insists its enrichment activities only seek peaceful purposes, including
power generation and medical needs.
Iran is under 4 sets of the UN Security Council sanctions over its refusal to halt peaceful enrichment work.
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