Iran to start building two nuclear facilities now that sanctions are lifted

Ali Akbar Salehi
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Now that sanctions against Iran have been lifted, the Islamic regime is moving forward with the building of multiple new nuclear plants.

The leader of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, told reporters that the construction would start soon, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

“Construction of two 1000-MW power plants will start soon. We will build two other small power plants too in cooperation with China,” Salehi said.

Salehi said several more countries from Europe and Asia are ready to work with the Iranians as well.

“Certain European and Asian states, including China, Japan and South Korea, are ready for cooperation, and conditions have changed compared with the past,” he told the Iranian reporters.

Russia is also under contract to help Iran build two nuclear reactors, according to the Beacon.

Iran is permitted under the nuclear agreement, as well as by the United Nations, to continue building nuclear reactors, despite worries from some experts that the technology could be used to clandestinely continue weapons research.

A State Department official confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon last year that this would not violate past agreements with Iran.

“In general, the construction of light water nuclear reactors is not prohibited by U.N. Security Council resolutions, nor does it violate the JPOA,” the official said at the time.

Carmine Sabia


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