Iran made a terrifying announcement this week when they revealed that they will build seven new nuclear plants by 2020.
Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, claimed last Friday that his country has the technology and know-how to help the world’s advanced nations construct nuclear power plants. According to The Free Beacon, he added that Iran is currently having talks with a variety of nations aimed at cementing new deals to construct new nuclear plants.
“Besides Bushehr nuclear power plant and two other plants being constructed in Iran, four others will be built by 2020,” Kamalvandi said.
Iran has reportedly teamed up with Russia to build new nuclear plants in the country.
“The Islamic Republic is pursuing a plan “to build at least one nuclear power plant every 15 years,” Kamalvandi said a few weeks ago. “After this stage, we will have a better opportunity in different fields, including increasing the number of power plants, and we are in talks with different countries to attain this goal.”
This news came days after the Obama administration revealed that Iran is scheduled to send 32 tons of nuclear material to the United States “in the coming weeks.” This unprecedented move will cost the U.S. $8.6 million.
“We cannot discuss details of the payment until after the purchase is complete,” said a Treasury Department official who was not authorized to speak on record. “The Department of Energy’s Isotope Program plans to pay Iran approximately $8.6 million dollars for 32 metric tons of heavy water.”
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