Monday, December 17, 2007

Russia Sends Uranium Fuel To Iran Nuclear Power Plant

Russia sent enriched uranium fuel to Iran today to power the Bushehr nuclear power plant, left, which is expected to start producing electricity in about 6 months. Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), which guarantees the uranium fuel will be delivered under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

A recent U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report concluded that Iran had halted efforts to develop nuclear weapons in 2003. Atomstryexport, the Russian contractor for Bushehr, built the plant. (The Washington Post, Wiki)

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