Iran to Build Atomic Reactors, Pursue Enrichment, Press TV Says

Iran has plans to build “four to five” new nuclear reactors for medical research, Press TV reported, citing the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Fereydoun Abbasi.

The research reactors will be built in different provinces of the country and will each have a capacity of up to 20 megawatts, Abbasi said without giving details, according to the state-run news channel.

Iran will continue enriching uranium to a 20 percent level of purity to be able to fuel these reactors, Abbasi said. Iran also plans to build a new enrichment site and to increase its stockpile of 20-percent enriched uranium, he added.