Russia to Broaden Nuclear Coop. With Iran 

Russia to Broaden Nuclear Coop. With Iran  Russia to Broaden Nuclear Coop. With Iran 

The nuclear dialogue between Russia and Iran will not be limited to the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, as Russia seeks to expand cooperation, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday.

"We hope that the first Bushehr power unit will be followed by others. We would not want to limit our bilateral cooperation with Iran even to Bushehr-2 or Bushehr-3," Sputnik quoted Ryabkov as saying.

The Russian-built Bushehr plant, which is operating under the full supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, went on stream in 2011 and reached full capacity in mid-2014. Two more units with improved reactors are to be built in autumn, tripling Iran’s current nuclear power production capacity.

"The potential of this cooperation is much broader and more significant, and one of the parts of the joint comprehensive plan of action is to create optimal conditions for the continuation of this cooperation," he said.

In November 2014, Tehran and Moscow signed an agreement for the construction of two new nuclear power plants in Bushehr. The new units will have two reactors with an improved water-water design.

The reactors will produce 1,000 megawatts each, tripling Iran's nuclear power production capacity.