Iran to begin building two new nuclear plants

Iran said that it will soon implement Bushehr Phase II – construction on two nuclear plants in the country, as part of a deal with Russia announced two years ago.

Earlier this month, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), announced the country’s plans to build two new nuclear power plants.

“Based on the agreement signed with the Russians, two new power plants were due to be built beside the current Bushehr nuclear power plant and most probably, the executive operations of one of the new power plants will start this year,” Salari told reporters.

He added that an investment of $10b has been considered for the construction of the two power plants.

In April, Salehi announced Iran’s plans to build two small 100-MW nuclear powers plants in the near future.

The two additional plants are also set to be built in the port city of Bushehr in southern Iran in additional to the one that is already operational.

By: World Israel News Staff