Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced that Tehran and Moscow will cooperate in building two new nuclear power plants in Iran's Southern Bushehr province.

"We have decided to build two other power plants in Bushehr," Kamalvandi said on Wednesday night.

Kamalvandi noted that the capacity of each of the power plants will be 1,000 megawatts.

"The negotiations with Russia for construction of new nuclear power plants dates back to 22 years when the two sides signed a contract to construct 4 new power plants, including the current Bushehr Atomic Power Plant," the AEOI spokesman said.

Asked about the news on construction of 4 new nuclear power plants, Kamalvandi responded that it is the same contract signed with the Russians and its preliminary studies have also been conducted, and said, "But we have construction of two power plants on the agenda at the moment."

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi has on different occasions announced that Iran is ready to continue its mutual cooperation with Russia in peaceful nuclear energy.

The Islamic Republic signed the Bushehr contract with Russia in 1995 and the nuclear power plant reached its full capacity by August 2012. It is located about 18 kilometers South of the provincial capital.

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