From RIA Novosti:

MOSCOW, August 18 (RIA Novosti)-A senior Iranian delegation will arrive in Russia next week to discuss nuclear cooperation, Russia’s nuclear power equipment and service export monopoly said Friday.

Atomstroiexport, which is building a nuclear power plant in the Islamic Republic, said the working visit would be made from August 22 to 26 and the delegation would include a deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mahmud Jannatian.

“The program includes a visit to Unit 3 of the Kalinin nuclear power plant,” an Atomstroiexport spokesman said.

The plant is based in the Tver Region in central Russia.

The company is building Unit 1 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant under a contract worth about $1 bln.

The unit was to be launched by the end of this year. But in July it was announced that Atomstroiexport and Iran had agreed a new schedule under which the nuclear plant will be put into operation in the second half of 2007.

Meanwhile, headlines are mixed on Iran’s impending message: see US expects Iran to reject UN appeal to end nuclear program, on the one hand, and Iran says it’s ready to negotiate nuclear freeze, on the other.

Finally, Eteraz raises this interesting point about Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a comment elsewhere on this site:

i have a question:

if he was going to blow up the world.

why would he start a blog? hmm?

if the world was ending i wouldn’t start a blog.

See Eteraz’s thoughts on Ahmadinejad’s blog here.