18 June 2011 19:00

Iran's Bushehr plant almost ready - Rosatom chief

ST. PETERSBURG. June 18. KAZINFORM Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant is almost constructed, an all of the works are on schedule, Director of state-owned Rosatom nuclear energy company Sergey Kirienko said on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum on Saturday.

According to RIA Novosti, "We have an agreed schedule, all of the works are on their final stages...We've sent a large group of our specialists in Iran, they are now adjusting the systems," Kirienko said.

Under a bilateral agreement, which has received approval from the International Atomic Energy Agency, Russia will initially operate the plant, supplying its fuel and taking away all the spent fuel for the next two or three years, but will eventually hand over full control to Iran.

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