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Iran to build 2 more nuclear plants: Rouhani

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the country is to build two more nuclear plants in the southern city of Bushehr towards the use of peaceful nuclear energy.

The president made the remarks on Tuesday while visiting the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant.

“The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is different from the power plants of other countries since this power plant is the symbol of a nation’s resistance,” he noted.

“The construction of this power plant and making it operational showed the world that should a nation have a will to attain a goal, it will take steps in that direction, stand up for its rights and attain its goal.”

The Iranian chief executive said the plant is an example that shows Iran “is only after peaceful use of nuclear energy and electricity production.”

The plant currently generates 700 megawatts of electricity, which can be enhanced by an additional 300 megawatts.

The facility, located southeast of the city of Bushehr along the Persian Gulf, operates under the full supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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