Iran on Saturday began construction on a new nuclear power plant in the country’s southwest, Iranian state TV announced, In this situation of arousing tensions with the US over sweeping sanctions assessed after Washington pulled out of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear deal with world powers.
The country’s state television and radio agency reported that The new 300-megawatt plant, has given the name Karoon, will take eight years to build and cost around 2 billion USD, the plant will be located in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province, near its western border with Iraq.
The construction point’s induction form was attended by Mohammed Eslami, head of Iran’s mercenary Atomic Energy Organisation, who first unveiled construction plans for Karoon in April.
A few weeks before the announcement of Karoon’s construction Iran said it had begun producing enhance uranium at 60 per cent purity at the Fordo nuclear facility situated underground the country.
The move is seen as a significant addition to the country’s nuclear program, and now Iran is one step closer to nuclear efficiency.