Iran receives 6th shipment of Russian nuclear fuel

Iran received a sixth shipment of nuclear fuel Thursday from Russia, destined for a power plant being constructed in the southern port of Bushehr, the official IRNA news agency reported. The report said the 11-ton load of enriched uranium arrived in Iran and was transferred to the light-water Bushehr nuclear power plant Thursday morning. The remainder of the fuel will arrive in two separate shipments in the coming weeks, it said. "Of 82 tons of initial fuel needed for the Bushehr nuclear power plant, 66 tons have been shipped to Iran so far," the agency reported. Iran received the fifth shipment of nuclear fuel from Russia on Tuesday. The first shipment arrived on December 17 after months of dispute between the two countries, allegedly over delayed construction payments for the reactor.