Iran to start construction of new nuclear power plants

Iran will start construction of new nuclear power plants in summer, nuclear energy chief said on Monday.

Iran will begin constructing the infrastructure of two new nuclear power plants within next two or three months, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said.

He rejected the alleged reports by the Zionist regime's media about construction of Fordow nuclear facility, and said that the International Atomic Energy Agency's president has been informed about the construction of facility.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Salehi pointed to withdrawal of the US from Iranian nuclear deal, and said that for sure, Iran will overcome this difficulty.

He described the country's prospect as brilliant in spite of the enemy's pressures.

The US president announced in early May that Washington would pull out of Iran nuclear deal and reinstate sanctions, which had been lifted under the accord.

The first round of the sanctions snapped back into place in August, with the second round, targeting the energy and oil sectors, took effect on November 5.

This is while other signatories to the deal (i.e. Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia) have thus far criticized Washington's unilateral move and repeatedly renewed their commitment to the deal. 

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