Iran’s Vice President and head of the Atomic Energy Agency, Mohammed Islami, announced on Saturday that Iranian authorities had saved about 80 million barrels of oil by generating electricity at the Bushehr nuclear power plant.
He added that thanks to the Busher nuclear power plant, his country is adding about 1,000 megawatts of electricity to the grid and has so far generated about 52 billion kilowatts of electricity.
In an interview with Sputnik, he noted that the amount of electricity generated is equivalent to saving about 80 million barrels of oil.
He also announced that the nuclear fuel at the Busher plant would soon be used, stressing that Iran could now produce nuclear weapons locally.
He emphasized that Tehran was indebted to Moscow for building the first power unit at the Busher nuclear power plant.
Return to discussions soon
The developments come as the parties prepare for the resumption of talks in Vienna next Monday.
Eric Mora, the European Union’s coordinator for nuclear talks with Iran, announced two days ago that the eighth round of talks in Vienna would begin next Monday.
On his Twitter account, Mora said it was important to speed up key issues and work with the United States.
Russian envoy Mikhail Ulyanov has confirmed that Vienna will resume talks with Iran on December 27.
After the Iranian delegation submitted two drafts, the seventh round of talks began on November 29 (2021) in the Austrian capital, a few days later, just before the resumption of this December 3, in a cloudy atmosphere. Western nations (Europe and the United States) have said they are withdrawing from what was previously discussed and agreed upon six rounds, and then stop until it decides to resume it on Monday.
Only one stop
It is noteworthy that Bushehr is the only nuclear power plant in Iran, located in an area that is often witnessed by earthquakes and earthquakes.
Workers at the Bushehr nuclear reactor site in Iran (Archive-AFP)
The 1,000 MW reactor was commissioned and commissioned in 2013.
In 2016, Iranian and Russian companies began building two additional reactors at the plant, each with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts, while their work is estimated to take 10 years to complete.
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