Iran preparing to build more N. power plants
Iran is preparing to build more nuclear power plants after it launched the operation of its first such plant in the Southern port city of Bushehr, spokesman for the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali.
Jalali said after Bushehr started operation with the help of Iranian experts, the way has now been paved for the construction of more nuclear power plants across the country.
"Thanks to the launch of the Bushehr nuclear power plant and the progress the Islamic Republic of Iran has made in gaining access to nuclear technology meant for peaceful purposes, today Iran is being regarded as a powerful nuclear state which has strong human resources in the field of nuclear technology," he stated.
Jalali further stated that Iran, as a country which has mastered nuclear technology, is now ready to provide other countries with nuclear cooperation.
The Bushehr nuclear power plant officially kicked off work on September 13 and joined Iran's national grid with an initial 40 percent of power generation capacity.
The power plant will gradually reach its utmost power for the generation of 1,000mw of electricity.