An official from the state electric company Tavanir, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that aired on Sunday that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last "for three to four days.” Without elaborating, he said that power outages could result.
This is the first time
The report came as top diplomats said that further progress had been made at talks Sunday between
Earlier in the day, Tavanir released a statement saying that the Bushehr nuclear plant was being repaired, without offering further details. It said the repair work would take until Friday.
In March, nuclear official
Bushehr is fueled by uranium produced in
Construction on the plant, on the coast of the northern reaches of the Persian Gulf, began under
The plant, which sits near active fault lines and was built to withstand powerful quakes, has been periodically shaken by temblors. There have been no significant earthquakes reported in the area in recent days.
The nations involved in the negotiations have been trying to resolve the major outstanding issues on how to return the
The meeting was the first since Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election last Friday. Some diplomats expressed concern that the election of Iran’s incoming President