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Iran, China discuss construction of nuclear plants

Iran Press TV

Aug 26, 2015 6:4PM

The Iranian and Chinese nuclear chiefs have stressed cooperation in the field of peaceful nuclear energy – especially in the construction of nuclear power plants – between Tehran and Beijing.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi and Xu Dazhe, the head of China’s Atomic Energy Authority, discussed cooperation between the two countries in the Chinese capital, Beijing, on Wednesday, ISNA reported.

During the meeting, the two sides stressed the implementation and execution of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and the P5+1 – the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany –in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on July 14.

Under the JCPOA, limits will be put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all economic and financial bans against Tehran.

The two sides also had discussions on the construction of new nuclear plants by China in Iran.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the construction of 100-megawatt power plants, which they said have affordable maintenance costs and possess acceptable qualities, which are capable of desalination and producing electricity and industrial steam.

They also agreed that the construction of such plants alongside 1000-megawatt power plants can cover Iran’s need for nuclear electricity.

The head of China’s Atomic Energy Authority emphasized the necessity of the approval of the JCPOA in Iran and the other six countries as a launch pad for the preparation of the ground for further cooperation.

Salehi, who is at the head of a high-ranking AEOI delegation on a three-day visit in China, is scheduled to meet with senior Chinese officials including, Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

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