Report: Iran, Russia discuss adding nuclear plants

AP News
Posted: Mar 12, 2014 1:02 PM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency is reporting that Iran and Russia have discussed a draft agreement to build two more nuclear power plants in the Islamic Republic.

The report Wednesday by IRNA said visiting Russian official Nikolai Spassky and Iranian nuclear officials reached an initial agreement about building two new nuclear power plants for Iran. Each plant would have 1,000-megawatts capacity plus water purification capabilities.

It said a formal agreement would be signed later. It did not elaborate.

Iran built its first nuclear power plant in southern port of Bushehr with Russia's help. That plant has been online since 2011 with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts.

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Iran long has sought nuclear power plants that can produce potable water in the country's south, which suffers from a lack of water.