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Iran nuclear power plant 'working'

Iran's first nuclear power plant has been connected to the national power grid for a test run, state radio says.

The report quotes Mohammad Ahmadian, deputy nuclear chief, as saying the plant began to generate 60 megawatts of electricity at about midnight.

Mr Ahmadian says a ceremony marking the connection to the power grid will be held on Monday.

He expressed hope the plant would feed the grid at full capacity in coming months.

The power plant in the southern Iranian port of Bushehr has a capacity of 1,000 megawatt power generation.

Iran built the plant with Russian help.

The plant was supposed to go online in recent years but it was repeatedly postponed.


From Belfast Telegraph