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Russia Says To Start Iran Nuclear Plant In 2010

The control room at Bushehr nuclear plant in December 2009
MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Russia will start up the reactor at Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant this year, the chief of Russia's state nuclear corporation has told reporters.

"2010 is the year of Bushehr," Rosatom chief Sergei Kirienko told reporters after a cabinet meeting in Moscow.

"There is absolutely no doubt that it will be built this year. Everything is going according to schedule," he said.