Iran to build two more nuclear plants — Rouhani (Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno)
Iran to build two more nuclear plants — Rouhani (Photo: Mohammad Berno)

Tehran, 24 Rabi’ul Awwal 1435/15 January 2015 (MINA) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the country would build two more nuclear plants in the southern city of Bushehr in line with the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

The president made the remarks on Tuesday while visiting the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Press TV reported.

“The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is different from the power plants of other countries since this power plant is the symbol of a nation’s resistance,” he said, Gulfnews quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

“The construction of this power plant and making it operational showed the world that should a nation have a will to attain a goal, it would take steps in that direction, stand up for its rights and attain its goal.”

The Iranian chief executive said the plant is an example that shows Iran “is only after peaceful use of nuclear energy and electricity production.

The plant currently generates 700 megawatts of electricity, which can be enhanced by an additional 300 megawatts.

The facility, located south-east of the city of Bushehr along the Arabian Gulf, operates under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).(T/P009/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)