Russia and Iran signed a deal to launch the Bushehr reactor in September 2007. The fuel - 168 fuel assemblies - is expected to be shipped about six months earlier - in March 2007.

I think this is the right policy - the work on Bushehr reactor should continue independently of the dispute about Iran's enrichment program. But this policy may be very hard to follow in practice - I'm quite certain that the fuel shipment (and the reactor launch) will be delayed - the temptation to use it as a lever in the negotiations with Iran is just too great. We will see.