Iran announces plan for new nuclear reactors

ran plans to construct new “four or five” nuclear reactors for medical research, according to state controlled Press TV.

“Iran plans to build four to five new reactors with a capacity of 10-20 megawatts in different provinces within the next few years to produce radio-medicine and perform research,” the report said, citing comments by Fereydoun Abbasi, head of Iran’s nuclear energy agency.

The US, the European Union and the UN last year imposed a fresh round of sanctions on Iran because of worries that it is developing a nuclear arsenal. Iran says its nuclear programme was peaceful.

Iran said its new reactors will be built in different provinces throughout the country, each with a power-generation capacity of 20 megawatts, Abbasi said.

Abbasi also said Iran will build a new uranium enrichment site.

–IANS/AKI

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