Iranian nuclear power plant back in business

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s sole nuclear power plant is back online following an emergency shutdown two weeks ago, state TV reported Saturday.

The report quoted Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, spokesperson for the country’s Energy Ministry, as saying the Bushehr plant “returned to the production of energy” after the completion of needed maintenance.

Mashhadi did not elaborate, but shortly after the shutdown, Iran’s nuclear department said engineers were working to repair the plant’s broken generator.

Also on Saturday, Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Massimo Aparo, deputy director general and head of the department of safeguards at the agency, will visit Iran in coming days, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Gharibabadi said Aparo’s visit to Tehran is “in direction of routine safeguards,” and added that “No talks have been planned for him in Tehran.” He said Iran is in regular contact with the…

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