The spokesman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Majlis in interview with the Islamic Consultative News Agency providing comments on the delivery of the Bushehr power plant by Russia to Iran said "The temporary handover of the Bushehr power plant is not equal with the end of Russia’s commitment to Iran. With regard to the knowledge and expertise that Iranian experts have acquired, it is time that the Bushehr power plant is given over to them.”
Adding that he has personally visited the power plant, Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said "On a visit I had of the Bushehr power plant control room, I was closely acquainted with the working cycle of the power plant. The Bushehr power plant is a huge atomic plant that turns nuclear energy into electricity. So far Russian experts presided the Bushehr power plant and were completing and managing the power plant’s control room, along which they also instructed the Iranian technicians. As the technological educational terms are over, it is time that the management of the power plant is given over to Iranian scientists.”
He pointed out that the reason for calling the delivery a contemporary one is that it is agreed that in case a problem occurs, Russian technicians are to treat it along with Iranian counterparts.
After the contemporary term, the power plant will be permanently taken over by Iran.
Hosseini also said that so far Russia has accomplished its obligations to Iran on the power plant, adding "In the agreements made for constructing the Bushehr power plant, the reference to consider these agreements in case a disagreement arises has been assigned, but Russia does not seem to have any denial or reluctance in carrying out its responsibilities.”
The handover ceremony is being held on Monday (today) with a number of Iranian and Russian officials.