Russia says Iran reactor on track for August launch

A nuclear reactor being built by Russia at Iran's Bushehr plant is scheduled to open in August, the head of Russia's state nuclear corporation said on Wednesday. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has criticized Russia's plans to start up the nuclear power station, saying it was "premature" without further assurances on Tehran's nuclear program.


"The launch is scheduled for August. We're on schedule," Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia's Rosatom Corp, told reporters in Argentina during a visit to the South American country. "Bushehr doesn't threaten the regime of nonproliferation in any way. No one has any concerns about Bushehr," he added, saying any potential sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program "have nothing to do with Bushehr." (Reuters)



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