The agencies quoted Russian nuclear agency chief Sergei Kiriyenko as saying builders are in the final stages of work on the plant near the city of Bushehr.
His remarks Saturday were in line with a statement by the head of the Russian company building the plant that it would not be started up before late 2008. But Iran has said the reactor would begin operating at half its capacity this summer.
Russia has been building Iran's first nuclear power plant for more than a decade.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Haziran 2008, 08:20