Russian and Iranian officials rebuffed concerns that equipment at a Russian nuclear power plant and similar hardware in Iran could be used to produce nuclear weapons.
They scoffed at the idea when a delegation led by the vice president of Iran
’s nuclear energy agency Mahmoud Dzhanatian toured Russia
nuclear power plant. By the end of next year, Iran
is expected to commission a Russian-built nuclear power station at Bushehr. Iran
has suggested that certain equipment for the plant could be produced on Iranian soil in a bid to speed the station’s construction.