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Iran’s 2nd nuclear reactor under construction in Bushehr

Tehran: Iran has begun to construct its second nuclear reactor at power plant in the port city of Bushehr, a facility which will be fueled by the uranium enriched further than the limits outlined by the faltering 2015 nuclear deal.

Al Jazeera reported, while celebrating the start of construction on Sunday, Iranian officials condemned the United States pressure campaign of sanctions that has blocked Tehran from exporting its crude oil to other nations.

“Nuclear power provides reliable electricity … and each power plant saves us 11 million barrels of oil or $ 660m per year,” Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran said in a televised ceremony.

A third reactor is further being planned to be built-will each add more than 1,000 megawatts to Iran’s power grid said officials.

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