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Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 16:03 - 20 November 2014
Tehran, YJC. Head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbari Salehi says the country has signed contracts with Russia on building new nuclear power plants.

Salehi who was speaking in an interview broadcast live on the national channel on Wednesday evening said "As we had said last year, we have laid grounds for the construction of new power plants.”

The Majlis has also obliged us to prepare the infrustructure that is needed to produce 20 thousand MW nuclear electricity per year.

Our talks with Russia lead to a trip we made last week to Moscow in which we signed 3 protocols with them, he said.

Salehi explained "The first protocol will be aded to the agreement made at the time of Mr. Hashemi in 1992 where the Russians had agreed to build four nucleawr power plants in Bushehr.”

"We signed anotehr contract which says that we would have two more power plants there. So a contract was sgned for two power plants, one of which is going to be build in 108 months, around 9 years.”

Salehi further poionted out that it is part of Iran’s nculear program to be able to produce 190 SWUs of nuclear energy in 8 years from now.

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