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Iran launches 2 more units at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant

10 September 2016 8:58

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At a ceremony with Russian representatives in attendance, Iran has inaugurated the second and third units of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant.

Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), delivered the keynote address at the Saturday event in the southern city of Bushehr.

The plant started operating in Iran in 2011 and reached full capacity the following year. Construction of the first unit was officially completed in April.

“We are opening a new page in the trend of our peaceful industrial nuclear activities,” Salehi said.

“We are going to launch the construction of two new power plant units at the nuclear power plant of Bushehr.”

“Thanks to the efforts of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the ground has been paved to further utilize the peaceful nuclear technology in the light of the guidelines of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, and also within the framework of the Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) in line with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” the Iranian official stated.

Iran’s First Vice President Ishaq Jahangiri was also present at the event.

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