Iran Invites IAEA to Visit Bushehr N. Power Plant
(FNA)- A senior official of the International Atomic Energy Agency announced that Iran has invited the IAEA experts to visit the country's first nuclear power plant in the Southern port city of Bushehr in 2013.
Head of the IAEA's Industrial Safety Department Miroslav Lipar said the IAEA experts on occupational safety will visit Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant in 2013.
He was speaking to reporters at an international conference themed "Safety, Efficiency and Economics of Nuclear Power" (MNTK-2012) held in Moscow Friday.
"We have already received an invitation (from Iran), and our mission will be at Bushehr next year," he said.
Despite the propaganda campaign launched by the US-led West against the safety of Iran's nuclear facilities, the UN nuclear watchdog agency as the sole specialized world body has repeatedly approved the high quality of Iran's nuclear safety standards.
The Nuclear Safety and Security Department of the IAEA had in a visit to Iran in March 2010 approved the standard safety levels of all Iranian nuclear sites and installations, and lauded the country's measures and special efforts in this regard.
"We realized that Iran's safety system responsible for inspecting Iranian nuclear facilities and installations acts very well and is strong," Head of the IAEA's Nuclear Safety and Security Department Olena Mykolaichuk said at the time.
"I, as the head of the (inspection) team, assure the Iranian society that Iran's installations are safe…," Mykolaichuk added.
She also stressed that her team has visited the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Southern Iran and inspected the safety and security control system at the installations.