A special commission has been established in the Iranian parliament to investigate the cause of suspending the Bushehr nuclear power plant's activity, the Iranian news agency FARS reported.
A special commission will investigate the causes of suspending the Bushehr nuclear power plant's activity, the issues of improving the station, financial problems, the agreement signed with Russia and other problems of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, the report said. A special commission will ascertain the reasons of removing the uranium fuel from the reactor of the Bushehr nuclear power plant.
In late February, Iran removed the uranium fuel, placed in the reactor of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in October last year. The Iranian representative to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said that uranium fuel was removed from the reactor of the Bushehr nuclear power plant at the request of Russia. Russia carries out construction work at the plant.
"Uranium fuel from the Bushehr reactor was removed at the request of the Russian side to carry out certain technical tests, " he said.
Iran and Russia signed an agreement in Tehran to construct the Bushehr plant in 1995. It is worth $1 billion. Its completion, first scheduled for 1999, was postponed several times.
In 1998 the construction management was transferred to AtomStroyExport.