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Iran paying Russian women to cover up at Bushehr plant

December 26, 2012 16:28

Iran is paying Russian women working as technicians at the Bushehr nuclear facility to comply with an Islamic dress code, AFP, citing Iranian MP Mehdi Mousavinejad, reported Tuesday.

"Based on contracts signed with female Russian employees at the Bushehr [nuclear] power plant, they receive a hijab payment," Mousavinejad reportedly told the Iranian Students' News Agency.

Mousavinejad accused the female employees of not "properly observ[ing]" their contractual obligations and called on them to uphold their "commitments."

He did not how much money was being paid to the female technicians.

Iran in 1995 signed an agreement with Russia’s Atomic Energy Ministry to oversee the completion of the plant and its subsequent operations.

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