Support The Moscow Times!

Iran Seeks More Nuclear Energy

Iran would like Russia to construct more nuclear power stations after the completion of its first Russian-built atomic plant, said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast.

"Iran wants to build more atomic plants," Mehmanparast said Thursday in an interview on  state-run radio station Voice of Russia. "The recent launch of the Bushehr nuclear power plant has created favorable conditions for Russia's participation in this project."

Iran officially linked its first nuclear power generator, the 1,000-megawatt Bushehr plant, to the country's power grid on Sept. 12. Iranian officials say the Persian Gulf country needs enough atomic reactors to generate a total of 20,000 megawatts of electricity by 2020. The United States and allied countries say Iran's nuclear program may be a cover for building nuclear weapons.

Iran has identified 34 potential sites for building additional nuclear power plants, state-run Press TV reported Sept. 13, citing the deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Mohammad Ahmadian.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more