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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Iran Offers More Help on Bushehr

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran has met its commitments to Russia over building its first nuclear power plant and is ready to go beyond those commitments to assist the work, an Iranian official said Sunday.

The comments came after state contractor Atomstroiexport said Friday that it was likely to postpone talks at the end of the month in Tehran over the construction of Bushehr plant, a project embroiled in an international standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions.

"The negotiations are still going on between Tehran and Moscow, though there have been different statements heard from Russian officials," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said at a news conference.

Russia says Iran has missed payments. Iranian officials say they have paid on time and that Moscow is delaying because of Western pressure.