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Monday, April 14, 2008

The ties between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seem to be normal and requests made by the agency to monitor Iran’s nuclear activities are based on the Facility Attachment drawn up between Iran and the agency for Natanz and Isfahan nuclear establishments.

The deputy of Iran’s atomic energy organization head made the remarks, adding Iran needs to use nuclear power plants to meet the country’s growing needs, since atomic power plants are the best choices regarding economic and safety purposes.

The West attendance in bids held by Iran for building power plants can be a positive sign which will prove the West’s goodwill with Iran, Mohammadi Saeedi said.

Iran must operate 20000 megawatts nuclear electricity by next two years so if the world is really willing to show goodwill to Iran it can cooperate with Iran in this regard, Iranian official said.

Iran which has informed the IAEA that its nuclear activities have never aimed at building nuclear arms has managed to receive the world’s trust and the whole world learnt that Iran has been thoroughly sincere about its past nuclear activities.

Iran and the IAEA have reached an agreement based on which the head of Iran’s atomic energy organization is to clarify the process of Iran’s cooperation with the IAEA, he said.

Saeedi also said Bushehr nuclear power plant whose main parts have been installed and tested will be run later this year.

Meanwhile he said the Iranian nuclear power plant located in the south eastern city of Darkhovin needs to be injected 17 to 20 tons of fuel per year.

(Source: ISNA, Iran)

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