Iran’s state TV says the country’s
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, the country’s.
An official from the state electric company Tavanir, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that aired on Sunday that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and wouldWithout elaborating, he said that power outages could result.
The report came as top diplomats said that further progress had been made at talks Sunday between Iran and global powers to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development abandoned by the. They said it was now up to the .
Tavanir released a statement saying that the Bushehr nuclear plant was being repaired earlier in the day without further details. It said the repair work would take until Friday.
In March, nuclear official Mahmoud Jafari said the plant could stop working since Iran cannot procure parts and equipment fromto banking sanctions imposed by the U.S. in 2018.
Bushehr is fueled by uranium produced in Russia, not Iran, and isAgency. The IAEA acknowledged being aware of reports about the plant but declined to comment.
Construction on the plant, on the coast of the northern reaches of the Persian Gulf, began under Iran’s Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in the mid-1970s. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the plant was repeatedly targeted in the Iran-Iraq war. Russia later.
The plant, which sat near activeand was built to withstand powerful quakes, has been periodically shaken by temblors. There have been no significant earthquakes .
Meanwhile, the European Union on Sundayin Vienna of the sixth round of talks between Russia, China, Germany, France, Britain, and Iran.