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Russia: Iran's nuclear plant to start next week

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's nuclear agency says it will load fuel into Iran's first nuclear power plant next week, marking the start of its launch.

Rosatom spokesman Sergei Novikov said Friday that uranium fuel shipped by Russia will be loaded into the Bushehr reactor in a ceremony on Aug. 21 marking the beginning of its physical start-up. Novikov said that from that moment the Bushehr plant will be officially considered a nuclear-energy facility.

Russian officials said that the latest U.N. sanctions against Iran wouldn't affect the Bushehr project.

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