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MP urges construction of 9 more nuclear power plants in Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Isfahan, Oct 25, IRNA -- Chairman of Majlis Energy Commission here 
Sunday evening urged the government to plan construction of nine more 
nuclear power plants in the country in addition to one under 
construction in Bushehr. 
Kamal Daneshyar made the remark during a visit to Isfahan`s center
for research and production of nuclear fuel along with 20 other MPs. 
The Majlis Energy Commission should seriously follow up 
construction of nine more nuclear power plants so that the country 
would not face energy deficiency in the future, he said. 
Iran should be able to produce at least 10 million megawatt hours 
of electricity per year from nuclear energy in the next few years, he 
told IRNA. He said the government must be asked to put out tenders 
for construction of nine other power plants to international 
companies. 
On construction process of Bushehr nuclear power plant, Daneshyar 
said 80 percent of the work is complete and hoped that the plant 
would become operational by the next two years. 
As to the reactions towards Iran`s nuclear activities, he said 
although Iran has repeatedly announced that it is against all kinds of
nuclear weapons and that its access to nuclear energy is only aimed at
making peaceful use of the technology, the International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA) under the pressure of the US is making efforts to halt 
Iran`s nuclear activities. 
Tehran believes in detente policy and follows up this policy in 
all its aspects but that does not mean that we accept the US views, 
the Iranian MP stressed. 
On the objectives of his visit to the center for research and 
production of nuclear fuel in this central provincial capital city, 
Daneshyar said according to decisions made by Majlis Energy 
Commission, the MPs should visit all oil and gas, electricity and 
nuclear energy sites and installations in order to help accelerate 
Majlis decision makings. 
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