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    Tehran, Moscow to Construct 2 Nuclear Power Plants in Iran – Iranian Lawmaker

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    Iran and Russia will construct two nuclear power plants in Iran, Spokesman of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said, as quoted by local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Hosseini said on Saturday that Iran needs 20,000MW of electricity, which requires construction of about 10 nuclear power plants, Shana news agency reported.

    He noted that the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) had prepared plans of construction of the nuclear power plants but it was impossible to build 10 facilities simultaneously – so building two plants in cooperation with Russia is on the agenda.

    Hosseini added that Iran should gain technologies to construct nuclear plants.

    Russia and Iran have rich experience of cooperation in the nuclear sphere. The Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant started operating 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 additional six reactors.

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