Thursday, November 10, 2011
MOSCOW — Russia is ready to build more nuclear reactors in Iran, its nuclear chief Sergei Kiriyenko said Thursday despite renewed fears that Tehran is seeking to produce nuclear weapons.
“We are looking into it, we have the orders, so we are working this proposal through, since building specifically nuclear reactors is not an issue of doubt in the international community,” said Kiriyenko, who heads the Rosatom state corporation.
“It’s not related to sensitive issues, so it is entirely possible,” Kiriyenko told a government meeting, noting that Iran has expressed a desire to continue building nuclear reactors.
His comments came as Western governments renewed pressure on the Islamic republic over its nuclear programme after the UN’s nuclear watchdog published an report pointing to evidence that Iran was making nuclear missile warheads.
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