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Iran’s First Nuclear Plant Officially Linked to Power Grid

Iran, which has been punished by international sanctions over its nuclear program, inaugurated its first atomic power plant, officially linking it to the country’s electricity grid.

The Russian-built power station is “a symbol of Iranian-Russian cooperation,” Russia’s energy minister, Sergei Shmatko, said in an address aired live on state television. Shmatko, who arrived in Tehran yesterday, spoke in an official ceremony today at the plant near the southern port city of Bushehr.