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‘Emergency Shut Down’ Reported At Iran’s Sole Nuclear Power Plant

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‘Emergency Shut Down’ Reported At Iran’s Sole Nuclear Power Plant

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran. Image source: Iranian Presidency office/EPA-EFE

Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has undergone a “temporary emergency shutdown,” the state-run TV reported on June 20.

Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, an official in state electric energy company, said that the shutdown would last “for three to four days.” The official warned that power outages could result from the shutdown.

This is the first time Iran has reported an emergency shutdown at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. Tehran is yet to provide any details on the causes of the shutdown.

Located in the southern port city of Bushehr, the facility is Iran’s sole nuclear power plant. It went online in 2011 with help from Russia. Earlier this year, nuclear official Mahmoud Jafari warned that the plant could stop working since Iran cannot purchase parts and equipment for it from Russia due to banking sanctions, which were re-imposed by the US in 2018.

On April 11, a sabotage act allegedly prepared by the Israeli intelligence targeted Iran’s Natanz fuel enrichment plant. Iran responded by launching a plan to enhance uranium up to 60%. The first batch of 60% enriched uranium was produced on April 17.

More information about the “temporary emergency shutdown” at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant will likely surface soon. Sabotage by the Israeli intelligence may be behind the shutdown, which came amid progress in US-Iran talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal.


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The whole “cannot purchase parts from Russia” sounds dubious to say the least. There are many ways around western sanctions.


The sanctions are just on paper, and only apply to the Western “world” + their partners. Anyone who really wants to do business with Iran can still do it, but secretly.

Raptar Driver

Yes that is the key.
Russia is part of the western partners.
It has disguise itself as an alternative, it is not.


its like two sides of the same coin yes russia is an alternative i accept that but at the same time one just needs to look at russias history to make a conclusion if its much different at the end and russia doesnt fix anything by ignoring one wrong and overcompensating the other its exactly what americans do and british and germans and all european civilizations they all have the same core which likes to have a group of people walking the line and throw tomatoes at them burning them and do other horrible stuff russia suffers under the exact problems

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat

farnbut wrong again—Russia no extreme poverty; Iran high level




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i can say about this it has nothing to do with sabotage but basically a person called salehi who used his last power to shut it down in a planned fashion so that the nuclear deal can be struck under the idea that no iranian reactor is running as it was the case during original signing of the jcpoa when they actually filled concrete into the reactor and iam not kidding they filled the toughest contrete in there to please america and back in the days iran was still a different country with both the parliament aswell as constantly presidents being western leaning liberal fools with a couple only of revolutionary inside it but nowadays its a complete revolutionary government moving in with army and sepah also closer than ever basically they even turned around now army wants to be more active outside of the borders and more revolutionary while the sepah is basically nearly done with most of its global projects and only has to reap the benefits and focuses more domestically pushing a civilizational approach


all in all i can say that you will see irans approach soon to be way different and when the liberals pushed their usual defeatist nonsense and selfsabotaged than the revolutionaries will pretty much do everything opposite which means that the americans will soon see their end and muslims and all iranians can move to free quds


iran will achieve in weeks and months more than others achieved in years the sudden collapse of their delusions and the fruits of irans labor for more than 40 years how do they want to stop it they dont have the will to stand a chance


Urban Moving Systems, is that you?!

Arch Bungle


Every time the Jew sabotages an Iranian plant, the Iranians seem to make advances in nuclear enrichment.

If I didn’t know better I’d think they were working hand in hand …


there is no sabotage–this is maintenance to prevent a catastrophic event

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