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  9/4/2011, Elul 5, 5771

Bushehr Reactor Starts Working


The nuclear reactor near the northwestern Iranian city of Bushehr was connected to the national power grid late Saturday night, supplying the country with about 60 megawatts, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency.

The Russian built reactor is Iran's first. Iran's nuclear development program is suspected of developing atomic weapons in addition to electricity, despite claims to the contrary by the Tehran government, which has vowed to wipe Israel off the map.