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Publish Date: 14:50 - 11 January 2014
Tehran, YJC. Iran’s top nuclear official says his organization will take whatever the legislative power decides.

The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization Aliakbar Salehi has said that the Majlis decision to take uranium enrichment to 60 percent will not be violated.

Salehi who was speaking to reporters on Friday evening said in answer to a question regarding talks from Iran’s legislative body about heightening the uranium enrichment level to 60 percent and if the country is able to enact such a decision said "I would not like to enter details like that, but anyway any entity decides something for national interests according to what it discerns. As a governmental organization we will naturally follow whatever laws that may come to pass.”

In answer to another question regarding Iran’s new power plants he said "Right now we are discussing the matter with Russia. If agreements are made, we will start the design and foundation of the second Bushehr power plant this year.”

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization further stated that IAEA inspectors are due in Iran in January and February to visit the nuclear facilities in Bushehr.

He pointed out that the construction of Iran’s second nuclear power plant will take 7-8 years.

Pointing to Iran’s protocol with Russia he added "The protocol was signed by both sides at the time of Mr. Hashemi Rafsanjani as president. There the Russians promised to build in Iran a power plant with the capacity of 40 thousand MW.”

Salehi further said that Iran has made a move to revive the protocol, maintaining that major steps have been taken and only a couple of points need to be resolved.

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