First Iranian nuclear plant working
Iran announced Saturday that its first atomic power plant built by Russia in Bushehr has started operations. "Without any propaganda and fuss we sealed the cover of the reactor and all the fuel rods are in the core of the reactor," nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.
Salehi said the Iranian authorities "hope that electricity produced at the Bushehr plant will be connected to the national grid in a month or two." According to Iran, it needs the plant to meet increasing demand for electricity.