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IAEA seals Russian nuclear fuel bound for Iran

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Friday finished sealing uranium fuel that Russia intends to send to Iran's nuclear station.

  • Agencies
  • Published: 15:29 November 30, 2007
  • Gulf News

Moscow: Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Friday finished sealing uranium fuel that Russia intends to send to Iran's nuclear station.

Now the fuel is sealed, Russia could swiftly ship it to Iran's Bushehr power station, said Russia's state nuclear fuel producer TVEL.

Russia has given no date for delivering the fuel, but says it would need to be shipped to Bushehr six months before the plant's repeatedly delayed start-up.

The IAEA team arrived at the plant on November 26 and confirmed that the fuel is enriched Uranium-235 , TVEL said in a statement.

Konstantin Grabelnikov, deputy head of the Novosibirsk Plant, said delivery "will be made when there is a technological need at the plant and when a corresponding order is made."

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