Russia’s Minister of Atomic Energy in Iran for inspections of nuclear plant
Russia's Minister of Atomic Energy Alexander Rumyantsev arrived in the Iranian capital of Tehran Sunday on a four-day visit during which he is due to inspect the construction of the joint nuclear plant in southern Iran.
Additionally, Rumyantsev will meet with his Iranian counterpart, Gholam-Reza Aghazadeh, as well as Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, Parliament Speaker Mehdi Karrubi and former President Akbar Hashemi- Rafsanjani, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
Moscow is cooperating with Tehran on the building of an 800-million-dollar nuclear power plant at the southern Persian Gulf port of Bushehr. The first block of the 1,000-megawatt unit is due to come online in September 2003, the news agency concluded. (Albawaba.com)
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