Iran planning to construct 20 nuclear
Feb 19, 2006 - BBC Monitoring
Tehran - A Majlis deputy from Tabriz, Azarshahr and
Osku, Mohammad Hoseyn Farhangi, has said: "The
preparation, study and construction of 20 nuclear
power plants have been envisaged in the upcoming year's
Farhangi, who was speaking at a gathering of commanders
of the Basij resistance bases at offices, companies
and trade unions in Tabriz, added: Iran intends to
design and construct 20 nuclear power plants therefore
we need nuclear technology to achieve our objective.
He stressed: Following 1,400 person-day of inspections
of Iran's nuclear installations, it has been proved
that our objective is to pursue peaceful nuclear energy.
We need this energy and technology for medical, agricultural
and similar purposes. However, the West does not want
Iran and the Islamic world to achieve scientific development
so that it can continue to impose its arrogant policies
on nations and governments.
The Tabriz MP stressed: As Iranians, we enjoy the
necessary national solidarity to defend our rights
against bullying countries and we shall continue to
follow our national interests. He concluded: West's
double standards are not acceptable. We do not need
nuclear weapons and Islam is basically and logically
against weapons of mass destruction.