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    Iran plans to build new nuclear power stations, Iran's First Vice President Parviz Davudi said Tuesday.

    TEHRAN, April 2 (RIA Novosti) -- Iran plans to build new nuclear power stations, Iran's First Vice President Parviz Davudi said Tuesday.

    "We have serious intentions to build and develop nuclear power plants," Davudi said, adding that no UN Security Council resolution would prevent Iran from developing its nuclear program.

    On March 26, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose new sanctions against Iran over its unwillingness to halt its uranium enrichment.

    Late in March, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that UN Security Council Resolution 1747 would not stop his country's nuclear program "for a second."

    Iran and Russia are currently finishing the Bushehr nuclear power plant project.

    The $1-billion Bushehr project, which is being implemented under the supervision of the UN nuclear watchdog, was originally scheduled for commissioning at the end of 2006. But the date has been postponed five times.

    The project was originally started by Germany's Siemens in 1975, but work stopped following the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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