MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Tehran is planning to begin the construction of two more nuclear reactors in the southern Iranian city of Bushehr in the coming months, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Sunday.
"In the construction of nuclear power plants <…> we hopefully, within the next few months, will be witnessing the launching of new reactors," Ali Akbar Salehi said in an interview with Iranian Press TV.
The Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant started operating in Iran in 2011 and reached full capacity the following year.
The project for Bushehr-2 was presented by Russian nuclear experts in Tehran in September, 2014. In November, Iran signed a number of deals with Russia for the construction of two more nuclear reactors and an option for an additional six.