The head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization said the country needs 20 plants to enrich uranium to provide the entire country with electric power, Press TV reported today.
"The country needs 20,000 megawatts or 20 times more than the facility's capacity in Natanz," head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi in an interview with Press TV Dec. 4.
"The government decided to establish 10 companies of the same size as Natanz," he said. "I mean the amount of fuel that it produces, which is approximately 30 tons per year. Each enterprise will produce 30 tons per year, which is enough for one nuclear power plant."
Salehi added that Tehran will not leave the the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
The International Atomic Energy Agency adopted a new resolution against Iran in connection with the construction of the new "Ford" plant to enrich uranium outside Tehran last Friday.