Iran's nuclear chief concerned over atomic power plant fate

Iran's nuclear chief concerned over atomic power plant fate

PanARMENIAN.Net - Iran's nuclear chief has raised concerns for the fate of the country's only atomic power plant amid talks with the West about a final deal to curb the Iranian nuclear program, according to the Associated Press.

Ali Akbar Salehi says the country needs 30,000 more centrifuges to enrich uranium and produce enough nuclear fuel to run the Bushehr power plant for a year. The plant was made with Russian help and has been online since 2011.

Salehi's remarks were carried on Monday, April 14, by the government-run Iran newspaper.

World powers negotiating a final deal with Iran want a reduction — not an increase — in the number of centrifuges Tehran is operating to remove concerns that the Islamic Republic may use its enrichment capabilities to build a nuclear weapon.

Iran insists its nuclear program is peaceful.

 Top stories
“Every day Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion, so you can do more than just get by,” Clinton said.
Defense team say he took part in the bombing, but argue that his elder brother, Tamerlan, was the mastermind of the attack.
The framework is contingent on reaching an agreement by June 30. All sanctions on Iran remain in place until a final deal.
French police say the search for passenger remains and debris on the mountain slopes could take another two weeks.
Partner news
Soghomon Tehlirian assassinated Talaat Pasha on March 15, 1921

Operation Nemesis was a covert operation by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation carried out from 1920 to 1922, during which a number of former Ottoman political and military figures were assassinated for their role in the Armenian Genocide.