Iran Starts Operation of Its First Nuclear Power Plant
Tehran: Iran first nuclear power plant will begin the operation on Wednesday after the long delay, the state atomic energy agency said.
The plant will use the enriched Uranium; fuel deliveries began in 2007 from Russia, according to reports.
The United States and its allies accuse Iran of using its nuclear program as a cover for nuclear weapons development but Iran denied that and said that its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity.
Iran had signed an agreement with Russia in 1992 and the work began in 1995 though the US had opposed the deal.
Some seven hundred engineers were trained in Russia to operate the power plant, the plant was scheduled to be operational by the fall of 2008 but delayed.
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