Israel wants to develop nuclear energy, AP reported.
National Infrastructure Minister
Uzi Landau says he plans to announce Israel's interest in developing nuclear power Tuesday at an international nuclear energy conference in Paris.
Construction of such a plant would draw new attention to Israel's nuclear activities.
Israel is widely believed to have a stockpile of nuclear weapons. But it has never acknowledged or denied that.
Landau's office says no specific plans to set up a nuclear power plant have been drawn up.
The idea of generating nuclear energy has been floating around for years.
In 2007, then-Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer said he intended to submit a plan to build a nuclear power plant in Israel's southern Negev desert.