Bushehr NPP commissioning date will be agreed with Iran - ministry
MOSCOW. Nov 17 (Interfax) - The Bushehr reactor will be launched on the agreed date and this problem should not be politicized and linked to Iran's nuclear program, Moscow officials said.
"Once all the necessary technical operations and tests have been carried out, the [Bushehr] reactor will be launched on the date agreed with Iran," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said at a briefing in Moscow on Tuesday.
The issues are merely technical, he said "I think this problem should not be politicized, let alone linked to current talks between Iran and six mediators regarding its nuclear program. These are two separate issues," Nesterenko said.