Iran's foreign minister was slated to meet with the head of Russia's atomic energy ministry Wednesday for talks on the long-delayed Bushehr nuclear power plant, as Moscow reportedly pushes Teheran for more openness on the state of past atomic activities.
Manouchehr Mottaki's talks with Sergei Kiriyenko come as Iran is pressing Russia to finish construction on the US$1 billion plant - Iran's first - and agree on a date to deliver nuclear fuel.
Completion of the plant has been held up by delays in Iranian payments, Russian officials say, but Iranian officials have denied delays and accused Russia of caving in to Western pressure.
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