Russia's nuclear power chief will visit Iran to prepare the nuclear fuel operation of the joint Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, ISNA news agency reported Sunday.
An unnamed nuclear official told ISNA that Sergei Kiriyenko is scheduled to visit Tehran in the first week of September for talks with officials of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization.
Kiriyenko is also scheduled to go to the Persian Gulf port of Bushehr and inspect the latest developments in the Bushehr plant, the official added.
Iran's Atomic Energy Organization head Gholam-Reza Aqazadeh said the Russian side was committed to launch the Bushehr plant soon.
Russia finished delivery of 82 tons of low-enriched uranium for the plant's light-water reactor in January, and Kiriyenko said in June that nuclear fuel operations would start this year.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Ağustos 2008, 15:39