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Iran temporarily takes control of nuclear power plant

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Russia temporarily handed over control of the 1,000 MW Bushehr nuclear power plant to Iran on Sept. 24, according to World Bulletin.

Chief of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said in the article that the plant would remain under Russian guarantee for two more years or 7,000 hours. The complete handover will not happen until two years later.

The two countries also said they will continue to work together on more nuclear power plants, and that construction is expected to begin soon on a second plant, the article said.

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