Iran wants more reactors: Russia`s nuclear chief
Iran has signaled interest in more Russian-built reactors, in addition to its first built in Bushehr.
Moscow: Russia`s nuclear chief says Iran would like more Russian-built nuclear reactors following the launch of its first that began producing electricity in September.
Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko told a Cabinet session chaired by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that Iran has signaled interest in more Russian-built reactors, in addition to its first built in the southern port of Bushehr.
Kiriyenko said in remarks carried by Russian news agencies that his agency was working on a relevant agreement.
Russian and Iranian officials have discussed building more reactors in the past, but the latest Kiriyenko statement comes amid Western calls for sanctions on Tehran over a UN nuclear watchdog report detailing suspected atomic weapons-related advances.
Russia has firmly rejected any new sanctions on Iran.