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Fuel Loading Resumes At Iran's Bushehr Plant

A Russian technician walks inside the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran.
The Russian company that built Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant says it has started reloading fuel into the reactor, more than a month after the fuel was ordered removed because of contamination concerns.

Atomstroieksport said in a statement the reloading started today.

Also today, an Iranian lawmaker said parliament had launched an investigation into repeated delays in the startup of Bushehr.

The delays have prompted Iranian officials to describe Russia as an "unreliable partner."

Iran's state media have often said politics, not technical issues, is the reason behind the delay.

compiled from agency reports