West Will not Approve Russia’s Construction of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant: Russian Politician
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Т A. Gasimova / The West will not approve of Russia's continuing constructing the nuclear power plant in Iran's city of Bushehr . The West does not like Russia's idea, but it will give up, says Russian politician and Director of the Information-Analytic Centre 'Panorama', Vladimir Priblovski .
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, stated at the summit of the Caspian littoral countries on 16 October in Tehran that Moscow will surely construct the nuclear station ' Bushehr ' in Iran irrespective of certain delays with construction.
According to Priblovski , Russia will incur critics, but as the West has a demand for Russian energy resources, this agreement will be given to Putin. Touching upon the possibility of war in Iran, the politician said that there will be no US interference in Iran because the USA has not yet recovered from the Iraqi war.
Construction of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr was commenced in 1975 and is being conducted under the control of the IAEA. The contract for finishing the construction of the first block of the plant 'Foreign Atomic Energy Construction' and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran was signed in Tehran in January 1995. Russia pledged to supply one water-moderated water-cooled power reactor -1000, nuclear fuel for it and to train Iranian specialists. The total fee of the agreement amounts to $1bln. The fee of the contract on supply of water-moderated water-cooled power reactor -1000 made up $850mln. Russia and Iran agreed in February 1998 that the Russian Federation would render assistance for finishing the construction of the station.
Construction of the station was planned for completion in 1999. However, the terms to put the station into commission were postponed several times. Ivan Istomin , the subcontractor of Energyprogress limited company, said the station would be repaired by autumn 2008.