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By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, December 1, 2013 10:20 EST
Iran and Russia are in talks to build another nuclear plant at Bushehr, with construction set to begin in 2014, media Sunday reported nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi as saying.
With the progress made in the Geneva talks, next year we will see the start of construction on another nuclear power plant in Bushehr, said Salehi of the landmark deal clinched with world powers on Tehrans disputed nuclear drive.
He did not elaborate on the new plants power capacity, but Iran has planned to build 1,000-megawatt plants.
We are negotiating with the Russians to produce 4,000 megawatts of electricity, and they have expressed their readiness to build, added Salehi, according to the website of state broadcaster IRIB.
He said that in the next phase, Iran sought to produce 5,000 megawatts in electricity output from nuclear power.