China to build 2 nuclear power plants for Iran on Gulf of Oman coast
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: China will build two nuclear power plants for Iran on the Makran coast neighboring the Gulf of Oman, said head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi.
"Over the next 2-3 years, four nuclear power plants will be established in the country, in which some 20,000 engineers and nuclear scientists will work," Iran's IRIB news agency quoted Salehi as saying July 22.
Therefore, the country's nuclear activities will not only be decreased, but also will be increased, he said.
A final agreement was reached on Iran's disputed nuclear program in the Austrian city of Vienna on July 14 after some 22 months of talks between Iran and the P5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany).
Salehi said on July 15 that Iran nuclear deal would change paradigms in international relations, because a developing country has made room for itself among the developed countries.
"In fact, the national nuclear industry will enter a new phase which will be justified both in terms of costs and benefits," Salehi said.
"We underwent huge costs in the past, because we were alone in this industry and did not cooperate with others. With this agreement, we will start the commercialization phase of the nuclear industry," he added.
Edited by CN