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Tehran - Iran Begins Construction On 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Published on: September 10, 2016 09:16 PM
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FILE - Chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi makes a speech during a ceremony to take delivery of locally produced yellowcake, a uranium concentrate powder, at the UCF plant in Isfahan 414 kilometres (257 miles) south of Tehran December 5, 2010. ReutersFILE - Chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi makes a speech during a ceremony to take delivery of locally produced yellowcake, a uranium concentrate powder, at the UCF plant in Isfahan 414 kilometres (257 miles) south of Tehran December 5, 2010. Reuters

Tehran - Iran began building its second nuclear power plant with Russian help on Saturday, the first such project since last year’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

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The project in the southern port city of Bushehr will eventually include two power plants expected to go online in 10 years. Construction on the second plant is set to begin in 2018. The entire project will cost more than $8.5 billion, with each plant producing 1,057 megawatts of electricity.

“Construction of the power plant is a symbol of Iran enjoying the results of the nuclear deal,” Senior Vice-President Ishaq Jahangiri said at a ceremony marking the start of the project.

“We will continue working with Russia as a strategic partner and friend,” he added.

Iran’s sole operational nuclear reactor, also built in Bushehr with Russian assistance, produces 1,000 megawatts. It went online in 2011, and the two countries have agreed to cooperate on future projects.

Iran has a current capacity of 75,000 megawatts, nearly 90 percent coming from fossil fuels. It hopes to generate 20,000 megawatts of electricity through nuclear power in the next 15 years.

Sergey Kiriyenko, the head of Russia’s atomic agency, told reporters the plants would be built according to high safety standards, “particularly those defined after Fukushima,” referring to the Japanese nuclear power plant that was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Iran’s top nuclear official, Ali Akbar Salehi, said the project would be monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency and was in line with the Non-Proliferation Treaty. He called the project “a new page in the trend of our peaceful industrial nuclear activities.”

Western nations do not view the Bushehr plant as a proliferation risk because Russia supplies the fuel for the reactor and takes away spent fuel that could otherwise be used to make weapons-grade plutonium.

Russia, along the United States, Britain, France, Germany and China, reached a deal with Iran last year in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. Iran rejects Western allegations that it is covertly seeking nuclear weapons, insisting its atomic program is for entirely peaceful purposes.



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 Sep 10, 2016 at 09:29 PM ayinglefunadorf Says:

"Nuclear plant with Russian help" If G-D forbid Trump wins, the USA will help Putin to supply Iran's Nukes and anti aircraft missiles. Every single concerned Yid must vote for Hillary.

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 Sep 10, 2016 at 10:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
ayinglefunadorf Says:

"Nuclear plant with Russian help" If G-D forbid Trump wins, the USA will help Putin to supply Iran's Nukes and anti aircraft missiles. Every single concerned Yid must vote for Hillary.

You don't know what you're talking about. Trump already said he's going to blow the Iranian navy out of the water if they harass US Navy ships under his watch, unlike President Clueless. I can't wait for that to happen.

If you want to commit suicide by voting for the Machasheifah, I pity you.

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 Sep 10, 2016 at 10:42 PM REALIST Says:

Reply to #1  
ayinglefunadorf Says:

"Nuclear plant with Russian help" If G-D forbid Trump wins, the USA will help Putin to supply Iran's Nukes and anti aircraft missiles. Every single concerned Yid must vote for Hillary.

Whatever it is you're smoking, I want some!!!

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 Sep 10, 2016 at 11:02 PM Anonymous Says:

Paid for by Barack Hussein Obama the current president of USA

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 Sep 10, 2016 at 11:17 PM BP2016 Says:

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REALIST Says:

Whatever it is you're smoking, I want some!!!

Im with you

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 Sep 10, 2016 at 11:28 PM amerikaner Says:

Thank you Mr. Obama - you made the world a lot "safer" by supplying IRAN THE TERRORIST COUNTRY with nuclear weapons

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 Sep 11, 2016 at 01:36 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
ayinglefunadorf Says:

"Nuclear plant with Russian help" If G-D forbid Trump wins, the USA will help Putin to supply Iran's Nukes and anti aircraft missiles. Every single concerned Yid must vote for Hillary.

Appears you have Obama care.

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 Sep 11, 2016 at 08:06 AM ayinglefunadorf Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

You don't know what you're talking about. Trump already said he's going to blow the Iranian navy out of the water if they harass US Navy ships under his watch, unlike President Clueless. I can't wait for that to happen.

If you want to commit suicide by voting for the Machasheifah, I pity you.

Trump said a dozen times what a great President Putin is. I am not that smart. Please explain this to me. A Great President supply's nukes + missiles to the Ayatolah's, a Bad President (Obama) forces them to destroy most of them + they can't build new ones for 15 years? Correct.

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 Sep 11, 2016 at 08:11 AM ayinglefunadorf Says:

Reply to #3  
REALIST Says:

Whatever it is you're smoking, I want some!!!

"Whatever you're smoking, I want" You will have to move to Colorado or Oregon both controlled by Democrats, you can smoke whatever you want + your vote will be automatically counted for Hillary.

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 Sep 11, 2016 at 08:18 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

You don't know what you're talking about. Trump already said he's going to blow the Iranian navy out of the water if they harass US Navy ships under his watch, unlike President Clueless. I can't wait for that to happen.

If you want to commit suicide by voting for the Machasheifah, I pity you.

The"Machasheifa" run this country already for 8 years. There was no 9/11, no ISIS, no Budget Deficit, no stocks and housing crash. They all started under President Bush the Great. It's your choice: A "Machasheifa" with a great experience or a German Gajlem who went Bankrupt many times and suppyle's Iran with nukes.

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 Sep 11, 2016 at 08:22 AM ayinglefunadorf. Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

You don't know what you're talking about. Trump already said he's going to blow the Iranian navy out of the water if they harass US Navy ships under his watch, unlike President Clueless. I can't wait for that to happen.

If you want to commit suicide by voting for the Machasheifah, I pity you.

"Voting for the Machasheife" She might kiss Arafat or something similar. Kisses don't kill 6 million. Nukes in the hand of the Ayatollahs from Putin, with his best Friend (maybe agent) in the White House? Rachmone Litzlon. I can't even say it.

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 Sep 11, 2016 at 12:32 PM Mendel Says:

Reply to #1  
ayinglefunadorf Says:

"Nuclear plant with Russian help" If G-D forbid Trump wins, the USA will help Putin to supply Iran's Nukes and anti aircraft missiles. Every single concerned Yid must vote for Hillary.

You're Hillaryous!!

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 Sep 11, 2016 at 01:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
ayinglefunadorf Says:

Trump said a dozen times what a great President Putin is. I am not that smart. Please explain this to me. A Great President supply's nukes + missiles to the Ayatolah's, a Bad President (Obama) forces them to destroy most of them + they can't build new ones for 15 years? Correct.

Trump said Putin is a great president - which he is - but he does not agree with his policies. Putin has not supplied a single nuke (if by that you mean nuclear weapon) to Iran, nor has anyone else. The missiles he supllied to Iran (S-300) can be easily defeated or bypassed, so it was a good business deal for Putin (maybe that's why Trump likes him)

Obama made a silly, toothless agreement with Iran, which Iran is already violating, both secretly and overtly. He has sent them $3 billion in cash as a reward for their flaunting the US's foreign policy he crafted. And, Iran has the capability to build a nuclear weapon in 6 months, not 15 years. It's called breakout. Of course, breakout is not allowed by the new "peace in our time" treaty, but by the time the US realizes Iran has broken out, it will be too late.

Correct.

Go back to your dorf, and quit trying to be a political expert.

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 Sep 11, 2016 at 01:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

The"Machasheifa" run this country already for 8 years. There was no 9/11, no ISIS, no Budget Deficit, no stocks and housing crash. They all started under President Bush the Great. It's your choice: A "Machasheifa" with a great experience or a German Gajlem who went Bankrupt many times and suppyle's Iran with nukes.

The machasheifa has great experience lying, and violating the law. If I would have done what she did with classified information, I would be in jail (or worse) a long time ago.

She has no other real, provable experience, except for a do-nothing senate stint, and a disastrous State Department tour.

Besides, her mental and physical health are deteriorating by the minute, so it's really questionable if she'll be able to function rationally as President.

Trump has patrilineal German ancestry, but matrilineal Scottish ancestry. And his children married Jews. I daresay his lineage is irrelevant. But its a nice thing to hang your hat on when you have no substantial arguments against him other than ad hominem attacks.

Trump doesn't supply Iran with nukes. He can't because, he's not President - yet. But when he is, he promised to blow the Iranian navy out of the water. That doesn't shtim with giving them nukes, does it now?

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 Sep 11, 2016 at 01:57 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #11  
ayinglefunadorf. Says:

"Voting for the Machasheife" She might kiss Arafat or something similar. Kisses don't kill 6 million. Nukes in the hand of the Ayatollahs from Putin, with his best Friend (maybe agent) in the White House? Rachmone Litzlon. I can't even say it.

Kisses don't kill 6 million. But they encourage the kissee's husband to encourage his animals to kill thoudands of Jews - which they did.

And, get off the nuke thing. Your conspiracy theory is almost as good as the one where the Israelis caused 9/11. I'm sure you believe that one too, right?

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