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Iran plugs first nuclear power plant into grid
Reuters ^ | 9/4/11 | Mitra Amiri

Posted on 09/04/2011 9:08:56 AM PDT by Nachum

(Reuters) - Iran's first nuclear power plant has finally begun to provide electricity to the national grid, official media reported on Sunday, a long-delayed milestone in the nuclear ambitions of a country the West fears is covertly try to develop atomic bombs.

"The Atomic Energy Agency announced that atomic electricity from Bushehr power plant joined the national grid with a power of around 60 megawatts on Saturday at 2329 (1859 GMT)," the official news agency IRNA reported.

The start-up will come as a relief to Tehran after many years of delays and false starts at the plant it hopes will show the world it has joined the nuclear club despite sanctions imposed in an attempt to curb its disputed nuclear progress.

The $1-billion, 1,000-megawatt Bushehr plant will be formally inaugurated on September 12, by which time it will be operating at 40 percent capacity, Hamid-Khadem Qaemi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), told the state-controlled Arabic language TV station al-Alam.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: first; iran; irannuclearpower; israel; nuclear; plugs; waronterror

1 posted on 09/04/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Congratulations Barack, your Muslim loyalties have bourne fruit. The seeds are now in place for Israels destruction.

2 posted on 09/04/2011 9:36:44 AM PDT by bt579 (Barack Obama- the "FOOD STAMP PRESIDENT" 47,000,000 and rising)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.

3 posted on 09/04/2011 11:02:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link --
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To: bt579
In this case there are more Presidents than obamao to blame...Bush & Klintoon did nothing of consequence to stop this assured madness...

With both NK & Iran in the terrorist supply-depot game, terrorists worldwide will have WMD capability in the very near future...

4 posted on 09/04/2011 12:50:33 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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