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May 12, 2011

Report: Iran nuclear plant fully operational within weeks

Russia's deputy foreign minister tells local news agencies that although no concrete date set, reactor to be launched in coming weeks.

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/report_iran_nuclear_plant_fully_operational_within_weeks_20110512

Iran’s Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant will be fully operational within weeks, local news agencies quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Thursday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov spoke two days after the company that built the plant, a politically charged project that faced repeated delays, said the reactor had begun operating at a low level for tests before bringing it on line.

Ryabkov said that “the final launch of Bushehr is a matter of the coming weeks,” according to state-run news agency RIA, adding “this is a longstanding project and so I would refrain from naming concrete dates—but we are already on the threshold of the final launch of the reactor.”

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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