Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant to join national grid in September: FM
TEHRAN, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said that the Bushehr nuclear power plant will join the national grid in September, the State IRIB TV website reported on Monday.I'll be happy when it opens, but I don't have any expectations that it will open in the foreseeable future. Iran's nuclear issue though, is becoming generally less important. After Egypt's elections, the US likely will have fewer diplomatic resources and less energy to devote to hampering Iran's nuclear program.
In fresh remarks on Sunday night, Salehi said that Iran will celebrate joining of the Bushehr nuclear power plant to the national grid in early September, said the report.
We will eventually see Bushehr operational, and Iran, contrary to US offers, will not have to give up its uranium enrichment capabilities to get it on line. But we are unlikely to see it operational in 2011.