Report: Iranian Atomic Energy Chief Announces Construction of Second Nuclear Plant in Bushehr
The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced that Tehran is already advancing plans to build the country’s second nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran’s semi-official news agency Fars reported on Monday.
“The contract for building two [new nuclear] power plants has been inked with Russia and the preliminary steps and their designing have already started,” Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters.
Russia has already aided Iran in building a nuclear power plant in Bushehr, a southern province of the Islamic Republic. According to Salehi, the construction of this second power plant with Russian aid, “will begin by the end of this [Iranian] year,” which began on March 21.
Salehi also claimed that plans for a third nuclear plant are also in the works.