Russia to build two nuclear power plants in Iran

Russia has signed a protocol to build two new nuclear power plants in Iran, according to Behruz Kamalvandi, deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Trend reports.

He noted that Iran was negotiating nuclear power plant construction with European and Asian countries.

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on April 13 that Iran had a contract signed with Russia in 1992 to build four more nuclear power plants. The second power plant construction will start in 2014.

The Russian State Corporation for Nuclear Energy said earlier that Tehran and Moscow were negotiating construction of the second energy block at the Bushehr nuclear power plant.

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