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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran promotes non-proliferation.
He says construction of the plant was absolutely secure against any risks including weapons proliferation and is under the full control of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The Russian Atomic Energy Corporation says the launch of the Bushehr nuclear power plant has been set for August 21st.
Construction of Bushehr began in 1975 and was backed by Germany. Russia signed a contract with Iran to complete the construction in 1998. There is concern Iran may be secretly operating a nuclear weapons program. Tehran argues this is not the case and its nuclear development is for peaceful purposes.