Japan offers Iran help for quake-resistant nuclear power plants

Japanese Ambassador to Iran Akio Shirota proposed that Iran and Japan jointly build quake-resistant nuclear power plants in Iran.

Japan offers Iran help for quake-resistant nuclear power plants

Japanese Ambassador to Iran Akio Shirota proposed Monday that Iran and Japan jointly build quake-resistant nuclear power plants in Iran, China's Xinhua news agency quoted the official media as saying.

The Japanese ambassador made the remarks when meeting with Head of Iran's Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi on Monday.

Shirota said he hoped that the two countries to cooperate on the construction of quake-resistant nuclear power plants in Iran.

Boroujerdi, for his part, welcomed the idea, saying the Islamic Republic of Iran, under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is ready to cooperate with Japan on such projects.

Boroujerdi said the expansion of cooperation in economy and industry, and the implementation of joint projects in the field of energy will serve the interests of both nations, and will help restore sustainable peace and tranquillity in the region.

Earlier in July, Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said that the country's first Bushehr nuclear power plant is to become operational in the Iranian month of Shahrivar between August 23 to September.


Agencies

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