` Iranian Experts select 16 Potential Sites for ` Nuclear Power Plants ' 10 in Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman'

#AceWorldNews Iranian experts have selected sixteen potential sites for building more nuclear power plants, the news agency FARS said on Sunday.

“In accordance with the feasibility studies a total of sixteen sites have been identified.

Ten of them are in the coastal areas of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, in the South of the country,” the deputy director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Mohammad Ahmadian, said.

“These territories are very good building nuclear power plants.”

Ahmadian recalled a parliamentary resolution to the effect the Iranian atomic energy agency was expected to create conditions for building nuclear power plants capable of generating more than 20,000 megawatts of electricity.


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` Iranian Nuclear Officials have ` Neutralised ‘ several ` Sabotage ‘ plots to the countries Atomic Industry ‘

#AceWorldNews Iranian nuclear officials have neutralized several plots to sabotage the country’s atomic industry, including at the Arak heavy water reactor, which is still under construction, local media report.

Asghar Zarean, a senior official in charge of nuclear security at the International Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said Saturday that Tehran’s domestic intelligence agencies uncovered a number of plots over the past few months.

“Several cases of industrial sabotage have been neutralized in the past few months before achieving the intended damage, including sabotage at a part of the IR-40 facility at Arak,” the organization said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.


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` Russia’s Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation negotiates construction of Second Nuclear Plant’ in Iran ‘

#AceWorldNews says that the construction of a second nuclear power plant will start in Bushehr on April 9, according to a senior Iranian lawmaker.

“We have held direct talks with the president and vice-president and asked them to provide us with the needed budget for moving the residents of Halileh and Bandargah,” Fars news agency quoted Abdolkarim Jomayri as saying Sunday.

Russia’s Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation had said that the two states were negotiating the construction of a second nuclear power plant in the province of Bushehr.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in December that Tehran has plans to generate more electricity through the nuclear energy in the coming years by building a second nuclear power plant in Bushehr.


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#AceWorldNews says follow up story to today at…

#AceWorldNews says – follow-up story to today at AWN https://acenewsservices.com/2014/01/18/yemen-iranian-diplomat-has-been-seriously-injured-as-gunmen-fired-shots-at-his-car/
about him being injured and sorry to report he has just died.

According to latest reports just received an Iranian diplomat has died of injuries after gunmen fired shots at a car belonging to the Iranian embassy near the ambassador’s residence in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, the Iranian Foreign Ministry has confirmed to Fars news agency.

“Unidentified assailants in a van fired on the diplomat three times as he was leaving the ambassador’s residence near a shopping center in Hadda,” a police source told AFP news agency. Hadda is the main diplomatic district of the Yemeni capital.

“The Iranian diplomat has died of his wounds,” the medic at Sanaa’s German Modern Hospital said. The source added that the diplomat, identified as Ali Asghar Assadi, had been “hit in the shoulder, abdomen and stomach.” The man was taken to the operating theater, then transferred to intensive care where he died an hour and half later.

According to Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham, the diplomat was injured as he resisted the attackers who attempted to kidnap him, Reuters reported earlier.

“We are seriously following up the dimensions of this terrorist action with the relevant Yemeni government officials,” Afkham said.

The diplomat was travelling in a car belonging to the Iranian embassy, but the republic’s ambassador was not in the car during the assault, security sources said.

The diplomat was in charge of administrative affairs in the embassy, according to AP.

The attackers fled the scene and there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault.

Relations between the two countries have been tense over what Yemen calls Iranian interference in its domestic affairs.


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