June 12, 2012
Iran has begun to design its first nuclear submarine, the Islamic Republic’s semiofficial news agency Fars reported on Tuesday.
The Fars report quotes deputy navy chief in charge of technical affairs, Rear Admiral Abbas Zamini, as saying that Iran has begun “initial stages” of designing the nuclear-powered craft.
Zamini added that Iran has developed “peaceful nuclear technology” and has both the capability and the right to build a submarine.
Iran and the West are odds over Tehran’s nuclear program. The United States suspects it is aimed at developing weapons technology, a charge Iran denies.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7:19 am