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Iran Takes Full Operational Control of Bushehr N. Power Plant

TEHRAN - Iran on Monday received the temporary control of all operations at Bushehr nuclear power plant from the Russian contractor after signing a relevant protocol.

The ceremony to endorse a protocol for the temporary delivery of the control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant to Iran was held today in the presence of Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian, and the Head of the Russian contractor company,according to FNA.

Before signing the protocol, Salehi said that Iranian experts will receive the temporary (but full) control of the Bushehr power plant this afternoon, adding that the full (everlasting) operational control of the plant will be delivered to Iran after a two-year-warranty or 7,000 hours of operation.

Late in August, Head of the Bushehr nuclear power plant Hossein Derakhshandeh announced that "the Bushehr power plant is now in the operational phase to produce safe and secure electricity".

"Once the control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant is delivered to the Iranian experts in the next two months, the plant will start industrial operation phase (meaning a full capacity operation)," he added.

In relevant remarks in August, Head of the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Sergey Kiriyenko said that his company is ready to transfer the full operational control of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant to the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO).

The state company (Rosatom) will soon sign the documents to transfer the full operational control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant to Iran,” Kiriyenko said.

The Russian official underlined that Bushehr nuclear power plant is currently operating at 100-percent capacity and the process of preparing it for transfer to the project originator (Iran) is concluding.

Rosatom's construction arm, Atomstroyeksport, took over construction of Bushehr nuclear power plant after a German company pulled out of the project after the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

The Islamic Republic signed the Bushehr contract with Russia in 1995 and the nuclear power plant reached its full capacity by August 2012.

The Bushehr nuclear power plant is located about 18 kilometers South of the provincial capital.

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Cardinal al-Ra'ei : Prayers For Peace

BEIRUT,(ST)- "We pray to God , along with Pope Francis of the Vatican, for the political security, stability in Lebanon, Peace in Syria, Egypt and Iraq," said theMaronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Ra'ei.

"We pray to God for solving the imminent conflicts through dialogue, negotiations and rapprochement, away from violence or wars," Cardinal al-Ra'eiadded at Sunday mass in Mar Maroon Church in Rome.

 He pointed out that "the Middle East countries, torn by political conflicts and wars, witness terrorist extremist groups which are hostile to Christianity without any reason, but because these groups are justtakfiri movements."

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Gul: Turkey does not want waging war with Syria

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has stated that Turkey does not want waging war with Syria, TRT Haber TV channel reported.

Gul added that the unresolved crisis in Syria led to the fact that radical extremist groups infiltrated into Syria.

"Ankara understands the danger of terror and we are against any terrorist activity in Syria," Gul added.

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Iran, Russia to Sign Protocol Tomorrow over Delivery of Bushehr N. Power Plant's Temporary Control

TEHRAN - Iranian experts on Monday will receive the temporary operational control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant from the Russian contractor after signing a relevant protocol.

According to FNA,head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian, and the Head of the Russian contractor company are to participate in the ceremony of delivering the temporary control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant.

The protocol for the power plants temporary delivery will also be signed on the same day, the report added.

Late in August, Head of the Bushehr nuclear power plant Hossein Derakhshandeh announced, "The Bushehr power plant is now in the operational phase to produce safe and secure electricity."

"Once the control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant is delivered to the Iranian experts in the next two months, the plant will start industrial operation phase (meaning a full capacity operation)," he added.

In relevant remarks in August, Head of the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Sergey Kiriyenko said that his company is ready to transfer the full operational control of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant to the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO).

 “The state company (Rosatom) will soon sign the documents to transfer the full operational control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant to Iran,” Kiriyenko said.

The Russian official underlined that Bushehr nuclear power plant is currently operating at 100-percent capacity and the process of preparing it for transfer to the project originator (Iran) is concluding.

Rosatom's construction arm, Atomstroyeksport, took over construction of Bushehr nuclear power plant after a German company pulled out of the project after the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

The Islamic Republic signed the Bushehr contract with Russia in 1995 and the nuclear power plant reached its full capacity by August 2012.

The Bushehr nuclear power plant is located about 18 kilometers South of the provincial capital.

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Turkish Speaker Condemns Takfiri Terrorists' Brutalities in Syria

TEHRAN - Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek, in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani in Tehran, strongly condemned the Takfiri terrorists' continued brutalities against the innocent people in Syria, and called for the peaceful settlement of the crisis in Syria as soon as possible, according to FNA.

The Turkish speaker said late on Saturday that the crimes committed by the Takfiri terrorists in Syria and other extremists in the region are against Islam, human principles and human rights.

Both Iranian and Turkish speakers vowed to try their best to encourage all sides involved in the Syrian crisis to participate in a comprehensive national dialogue to end the bloodshed in the Muslim country.

Cicek arrived in Tehran on Saturday at the head of a high-ranking parliamentary delegation to confer with his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani ways to bolster Tehran-Ankara relations as well as the recent developments in the region, specifically the crisis in Syria.

On Friday, Cicek criticized certain western states for their double-standard policies towards terrorism in various countries, particularly in Syria.

The Turkish speaker condemned the double-standard stances of the West towards Syria, and slammed terrorist actions in the country.

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