The Russian-built 1,000-megawatt reactor near the Gulf city
of Bushehr, was plugged into Iran’s national grid last
September, ending years of delays and suspicions that Moscow was
using the project as a diplomatic lever.
Oil-rich Iran says electricity generation is the main
motivation for nuclear work that its adversaries say is really
aimed at getting atomic weapons capability.
However, the Bushehr plant is not considered a major
proliferation threat by nuclear inspectors whose concern is
focused on sites where Iran enriches nuclear fuel, in defiance
of U.N. Security Council resolutions demanding it stop.