“Unloading fuel from the core of Bushehr nuclear reactor has nothing to do with Stuxnet computer worm,” Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi said.
"The measure is in line with final check of the reactor and it was carried out following an agreement between Iranian and Russian experts," Sajjadi told.
He said Russians have been under pressures over last years to leave the project unfinished as Germans had been after Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Given application of German-built infrastructures and mixture of Russian-German technology in the facility, safety standards of the Iranian installations should be promoted further, Sajjadi said.
In October 2010, Iran began loading uranium fuel rods into the core of its first nuclear power plant, a process considered as the last major step to start up the long-delayed Russia-built reactor.
Russia signed an agreement worth 1 billion U.S. dollars in 1995 to take over the project.