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WASHINGTON – As Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at an upcoming meeting in China, Russia is making plans to discuss Iran’s nuclear program and provide continued support, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
But it also intends to build another nuclear power reactor at Iran’s Bushehr plant.
Separate reports say that the United Nations Security Council already has given the okay for its expansion.
The first nuclear power plant at Bushehr reached 90 percent capacity during trials last month, with the intention of becoming operational by the end of this year.
The second nuclear plant also will have a capacity of 1,000 megawatts, with construction to begin in the next year.
Another 360-megawatt facility has been built near the border with Iraq and will undergo testing shortly.
The Bushehr plant has boosted electricity production significantly in Iran.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad already has said that Iran intends to build some 15 to 20 nuclear power plants.
It is Iran’s intention to generate some 20,000 megawatts of nuclear-powered electricity in the next decade.
While the West says that Iran’s nuclear program is a cover for making nuclear bombs and has threatened to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, Tehran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
Tehran says its intention is to free up its internal use of oil and natural gas for export purposes while relying primarily on nuclear power in the years to come.
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