Since the mid 1990s, Russia has been helping to construct a light-water reactor in the Iran port of Busher. But this has become more and more cast against a politically charged background as the west insists Iran is driving for a nuclear weapons programme. Indeed, the country possesses uranium mines, and has built uranium enrichment centrifuges and a heavy water reactor, both of which are roads to uranium or plutonium based weapons programmes. But Russia is keen to build more reactors in Iran despite the political maelstrom, but is unsure how to proceed given Teheran’s on and off cooperation with international bodies.
Russia plans to start up a nuclear reactor it built at Iran's Bushehr plant by the end of the year, the head of Russia's state nuclear corporation said Thursday, according to Reuters.comments
Iranian security forces have arrested two "spy pigeons" near the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, World Nuclear News reported with reference to the the Etemad Melli newspaper.comments
The Russian state-run company building Iran's first nuclear plant said Monday that preparations for the reactor's launch had entered their final stage, the Associated Press reportedcomments