Iran to build nuclear plants worldwide: Official

April 13th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Qom (Iran), April 13 (IANS) Iran will be among the major builders of nuclear power plants worldwide within the next ten years, a senior official said.
The Deputy Head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Mohammad Saeedi was quoted by IRNA Monday as saying that Iran attained its nuclear technology despite mounting pressure from home and abroad and added that the natural period for achieving such technology worldwide was 20 to 22 years.

Some 7,000 centrifuges are at present operational in Natanz and the country has successfully developed technology for producing and enriching uranium, he said.

Saeedi added that Iran could produce UF6, which he said was one of the most sophisticated processes in nuclear technology.

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