Tehran Warns Moscow about Bushehr N. Power Plant

Iranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel here on Wednesday warned that incompletion of his country’s first nuclear power plant by the Russian contractor would certainly leave negative impacts on Tehran-Moscow long-term economic ties. He told reporters that the financial problems between Iran and Russia have been settled in the course of continued contacts between the two sides.

The chief legislator further voiced optimism about the completion of the power plant in Bushehr, and said Tehran has stressed in its frequent direct and indirect messages to Russians that the power plant is viewed as a symbol of Tehran-Moscow cooperation.
“We believe that Russians understand this point and we hope that the construction task would soon get completed,” he also added.

Asked about the employment of Iranian work force in Bushehr nuclear power plant, he said there exists no problem insofar as workforce is concerned since a large number of Iranian experts and workforce is working for the project.

“Rather, these are the Russians who have been delaying delivery of (nuclear) fuel to the power plant, and we hope that the issue would be resolved as soon as possible,” Haddad Adel stated.

Concerning current talks between Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana, the parliament speaker expressed the hope that the two sides’ negotiations would bear fruit.

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