Lawmaker: Russia to show commitment by inaugurating Bushehr power plant on Sept. 24

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Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 14:12 - 14 September 2013
Tehran, YJC. Haqiqatpour says that the inauguration of the Bushehr power plant on September 24 will serve as Iran’s tool to evaluate Russia’s commitment.

In interview with Islamic Constitutive Assembly News Agency, Deputy Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Majlis Mansour Haqiqatpour pointing out that in the near future Iran’s project for the construction of its second nuclear power plant will start, said "September 24, the day the Bushehr power plant will be delivered, will be the day to evaluate Russia’s commitment to Iran.”

Providing comments on statements by Russian officials to deliver the power plant on September 24, Haqiqatpour said "I hope that this time Russia enacts its claims and does not shy away from its responsibilities like past times.”

He stated that Russia’s punctuality will encourage Iran to cooperate with the country on its future projects.

Pointing out that since 2006 Russia has not enacted its responsibilities in inaugurating the Bushehr power plant, he asserted "Their performance has lead to the Iranian nation’s distrust in Russian officials. Under current circumstances and regional developments, the country’s positive action will help build trust between the two sides.”

He further said that according to plans passed by the Majlis, Iran must produce 20 thousand MW nuclear electricity in the next 20 years and said "When the Bushehr power plant is fully operational only 1 thousand MW electricity will be added to the grid, so the country has a long way to fully implement the plan.”

He also said that in the near future the second nuclear power plant will start construction and added "In the current situations things are favorable for Iran and Russia to cooperate on building the second nuclear power plant, because now the unfavorable regard of doing so in the international scene has faded off and Russia will be no more under pressure for further projects once it has finished the Bushehr power plant.”

Yuri Ushakov had recently said that his country will finish the first stage of the Bushehr power plant delivery on September 24.

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