Tehran can build new nuclear stations in Bushuhr overlooking the Arabian Gulf waters, the very city that houses the Islamic Republic’s first nuclear power station, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi said Saturday.
“We can establish four stations to generate electricity in Bushuhr city, but we have also specified other areas in other cities. If all issues related to these projects are addressed then we will inform the IAEA about them,” Abbasi was quoted by official media as saying from Bushuhr.
Abbasi said Iran was capable of “designing and building” a nuclear reactor “similar to Tehran’s nuclear reactor” under the IAEA’s supervision.
“We are intending to build a reactor similar to Tehran (research) reactor in coordination with the IAEA,” he added.
“IAEA inspectors will supervise all stages of designing, construction and location of the reactor, and will not make any step without coordination with the international agency,” added Abbasi.
Meanwhile, Abbasi said some countries have asked Iran’s assistance to build nuclear station for the generation of electricity. “We cannot mention these countries upon their request, but talks are ongoing in that regard.” He did not elaborate.
He said Iran was keen on continuing cooperation with Russia to building other nuclear stations. “Because the Russian company has done a very good job in Bushuhr station, we would like to continue cooperation with it to building other reactors inside the country.”
Abbasi said Bushuhr nuclear station was operating at 75 percent of total capacity and producing 700 megawatts.