Iran Leads Nuclear Drive in Middle East

(AFP) Samer al-Atrush - Egypt plans to build four nuclear power plants by 2025. Iran says it is firing up its Russian-built Bushehr nuclear reactor before the end of this year. "Countries who don't have oil are now looking for other options to generate energy," said Jordan's Atomic Energy Commission chief Khaled Tukan, where the country's first nuclear plant will be ready by 2015. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have also expressed interest in building nuclear power stations. The UAE hopes to start its first plant in 2017. Kuwait intends to build four nuclear reactors over the next 12 years.

2010-09-21 08:52:04

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