Iran proposes nuclear plants with Arab countries
The head of Iran’s nuclear power agency said Sunday the country is willing to help neighboring Arab countries build joint light-water nuclear power plants if they are interested.There was no immediate reaction from Arab countries, many of whom are deeply suspicious of the Islamic Republic’s intentions regarding its controversial nuclear program.
Several Arab countries have announced plans to develop their own civilian nuclear programs for electricity generation in recent years, motivated in part by a feeling they need to keep up with Iran to blunt its growing regional influence.It was unclear why Iran made the offer to help, but it may be trying to allay neighbors’ concerns.
Well, this is not shocking at all. Several Islamic countries have plans to build their own nuclear plants (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco…). A very interesting announcement…