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5/11/06

Russia interested in building two more nuclear plants in Iran

TEHRAN, May 10 (Mehr News Agency) -- Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Deputy Director for Planning and International Affairs Mohammad Saeedi announced that Russia has expressed readiness to build two 1,000-megawatt light water nuclear power plants in Iran.

Saeedi, who is currently in Moscow heading a technical delegation, told the Mehr News Agency on Wednesday that the details of the proposal are being completed.

He added that talks between the Iranian delegation and Russian atomic energy agency chief Sergei Kiriyenko and other Russian officials would focus on the current situation of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, the exact date that it will come on stream, and plans to provide nuclear fuel.

Iran plans to produce 20,000 megawatts of nuclear electricity during the next 20 years and the Bushehr nuclear power plant, as one of the power plants to produce part of this electricity, is 92% completed.

According to both Iranian and Russian officials, the Bushehr power plant will come on stream in the current Iranian year.

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