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Russia agrees to build at least two more nuclear plants: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, left, poses with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov for photographers during a news conference after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Russia said Iran will “inevitably” take part in any resolution of the civil war in Syria, and that Moscow is not working on a separate track with Damascus and Tehran to resolve the conflict. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Sergey Lavrov, Javad Zarif

TEHRAN: Russia has signed a preliminary agreement to build at least two more nuclear power plants in the Iranian port city of Bushehr, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

"Iran and Russia reached a preliminary agreement to build at least two new nuclear power plants," Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told IRNA.

 

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