BEIJING, Feb. 28(Xinhuanet) -- Iran's Press TV reports that the country's ambassador to the IAEA said that Russia, which provided the fuel and helped construct the Bushehr plant, had demanded the fuel be taken out.
Ali Asghar Soltan-ieh said that Moscow advised that the fuel would be temporarily removed to conduct tests and carry out technical work.
Technicians will unload the fuel from the country's first atomic power plant, because of an unspecified safety concern. But Iranian officials denied any link to the Stuxnet computer virus, which attacked the plant's computer network last year.
Iran's ambassador to IAEA noted that Tehran wants the plant to meet the highest international safety standards.