Topic: Iran's nuclear program
- Iran to Get Full Control of Bushehr Nuclear Plant in Dec.
- Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Plant at 'Full Capacity'
- Iran to Build 2nd Nuke Plant at Bushehr
- IAEA Experts to Visit Bushehr in 2013
MOSCOW, February 12 (RIA Novosti) - Tehran expects to start work on a second power unit at the Bushehr nuclear power plant together with Russia, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Tuesday.
“We hope to start building the second unit with our Russian colleagues,” he told journalists at a news conference.
Salehi said Russia is Tehran’s preferred partner in the construction of Iran’s second nuclear power plant, Press TV reported.
“Under a 1992 Iran-Russia agreement, we have agreed to build nuclear power plants with a capacity of up to 5,000 megawatts in cooperation with Russia,” he said.
Last summer Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom head Sergei Kiriyenko said Russia was not negotiating with Iran the joint construction of a second power unit at the Bushehr NPP.
The station began operating at full capacity on August 31, 2012, as the reactor of Bushehr’s Unit 1 was brought to 100 percent capacity.
Construction of Bushehr began in the 1970s, but has been plagued by delays. Russia signed a billion-dollar deal with Tehran to complete the plant in 1998.
The plant's launch in August 2010 prompted Israel and other nations to express fear that the reactor could help Iran create an atomic bomb. Tehran has denied the allegations, saying the facility was used for peaceful power generation only.
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- jg(no title)14:11, 13/02/2013If Russia is to provide any more assistance to Iran's nuclear programme, Iran would first have to comply with UN resolutions and return to compliance with UN IAEA inspections. If not, then Russia would be in breach of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, as signatories can only provide nuclear technology and assistance to other compliant NNPT signatories.
- GarryB(no title)00:38, 14/02/2013There is no hard evidence that Iran is not complying with its commitments to the NPT, only accusations from the US and of course Israel... the latter country which hasn't anything at all to do with the NPT having never signed it and if it had signed it has broken all its rules and fundamental concepts.
What Iran should do is immediately withdraw from the NPT, build a simply dirty bomb and then negotiate it away for hard promises on paper that it will be allowed civilian nuclear power generation technology... which it is supposed to have legal access to now, but doesn't because of baseless accusations from the US and Israel.
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