October 26, 2010 / 6:11 AM / 9 years ago

Iran inserts fuel into nuclear plant: report

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has started loading fuel into its first nuclear power plant, state-run Press TV reported on Tuesday.

“Iran starts loading fuel into core of Bushehr nuclear energy plant,” read a news ticker on the English-language television channel.

Iran says the Russian-built, 1,000-mw nuclear plant will start producing energy in early 2011 after years of delays and that its launch shows the West is wrong to accuse it of seeking to develop atomic bombs.

Editing by Michael Roddy

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