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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 4, No. 232, Part I, 1 December 2000

IRAN PLACES ORDER FOR SECOND NUCLEAR REACTOR... Quoting
Andrei Yedemskii, a Nuclear Power Ministry spokesman,
"Vedomosti" reported on 30 November that Iran has asked
Russia to build a second nuclear reactor at the Bushehr
nuclear power plant. Last year, Nuclear Power Minister
Yevgenii Adamov said that Iran had reaffirmed its intention
to commission additional power units at Bushehr (see "RFE/RL
Iran Report," 13 December 1999). According to "Vedomosti," a
contract for the second reactor would be worth about $1
billion. JAC

...AS RUSSIA, INDIA, IRAN TO FORGE COMMON POSITION ON
TALIBAN. Also on 30 November, State Duma International
Affairs Committee Chairman Dmitrii Rogozin (People's Deputy)
told Interfax that Russia, India, and Iran are likely to work
out a single position on the Taliban. He added that a
preliminary agreement on holding a seminar with
representatives of the three countries in the early spring
has already been reached. JAC

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