The new plants would cost around 10 billion dollars and around 15,000 technicians would be required to work on the projects over the next three or four years, said Salehi.
Iran is planning to build two nuclear power plants in the southern province of Bushehr, says Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi.
Salehi made the announcement during a live IRIB television broadcast on Sunday night, adding that the new plants would cost around 10 billion dollars and around 15,000 technicians would be required to work on the projects over the next three or four years .
Salehi also said the agreement between Tehran and the International Atomic Energy Agency was not a confidential matter, adding that further negotiations must be carried out with regard to IAEA experts traveling to Iran for inspections as part of a nuclear conclusion between Tehran and the global powers.
Carrying out the inspections is, however, a “matter of secrecy”, Salehi noted, adding, the agency would announce the outcome of the inspections on December 15.
In regard to the redesigning of the Arak nuclear reactor and other projects, Salehi said talks are being held with China.
“Our experts have traveled to China a few times and Chinese experts have traveled to our country a few times. In Vienna, we talked with the Americans and the Chinese and we agreed on holding a trilateral meeting between Tehran, Washington, and Beijing in China,” he was quoted as saying by IRNA.
Iran and P5+1 – the US, Britain, Russia, China, France, and Germany – finally succeeded in finalizing the text of an agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in Vienna on July 14 after 18 days of intense talks over the matter.
Under JCPOA, restrictions will be put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all economic and financial bans against the Islamic Republic.