Russia To Help Iran Build Nuclear Power Plant

Luke 19:43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side.

The head of Iran’s atomic energy organization confirmed long spread rumors that Russia will help the nation build a nuclear reactor.

Akbar Salehi, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, announced Tuesday that he hopes to see the construction of the country’s second nuclear power station start in 2014 and that it will be lead “by the Russians.”

The plant is one of 34 potential new nuclear sites identified by the Iranian government.

Experts point out that Iran’s building of a new nuclear power plant would allow them more access to plutonium which can be used to fuel a nuclear weapon. Iran also continues to enrich uranium, another nuclear powered fuel.

The White House has asked Congress to not pass a new round of sanctions against Iran for the expansion of their nuclear program. House members said that because Iran has not slowed down their nuclear program the Congress should not slow down increasing sanctions.

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