Peace in our time! “”˜Iran plans two more nuclear plants at Bushehr,”" from the Times of Israel, December 4:
Iran is reportedly talking to Russia about building two more nuclear plants in Bushehr province, according to a senior official who spoke to an Iranian media outlet on Tuesday.
The head of the Iranian Parliament”s Energy Committee Jalil Jafari Boneh Khalkhal told the semi-official Fars news agency that the second and third atomic power plants will be similar to the existent facility in the southern province, but with higher safety standards.
President Hassan Rouhani announced on Saturday that Iran would build a second nuclear plant at Bushehr.
“Our first nuclear power plant is active in the (Bushehr) province which will develop, God willing,” Rouhani said in a speech Saturday night to officials in Bushehr province, Iran”s Fars news agency reported Sunday.
The current Bushehr reactor was built by Russia and reached full capacity last year. “Based on our estimates, the second nuclear power plant will be built in the same province and I hope that we can use the facilities of this province,” Rouhani said.
The head of Iran”s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said Sunday that the Islamic Republic needs more nuclear power plants, the country”s official news agency reported….