The deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced on Tuesday that Russia will start building two new nuclear power plants in Iran next week.
AEOI deputy head and spokesperson Behrouz Kamalvandi was quoted by the Iranian Mehr News Agency saying that the plants will be "joint nuclear power plants," without specifying their usage.
The controversial nuclear deal signed earlier this year stipulates that Iran will not build any new uranium enrichment facilities for a period of 15 years. While Iran's new nuclear plants will not necessarily be used to enrich uranium - although they will at the least require enriched uranium in order to operate - Iran has a long history of lying about the military aspects of its nuclear program, as proven by recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports. (READ MORE)