The announcement was made by the deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Mohammad Saidi.
Saidi also pledged Tehran's financial help for the firm that is building the facility. Iran has rejected Russian allegations that it is behind on payments.
Buses being produced at a factory in Tehran (Fars)
IN NEED OF DIVERSIFICATION. Populist Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is having trouble fulfilling his promises to put the country's petrodollars on the plates of average citizens. Inflation and unemployment remain high and the economy is dominated by the energy sector.