Russia has put forward "proposals" to build new nuclear power plants in Iran after the completion of the Bushehr project, local media reported on Sunday -- quoting the Islamic republic's atomic chief.
"We have held negotiations with the Russians regarding the construction of new nuclear power plants. They have put forward some proposals," Fereydoon Abbasi Davani was quoted as saying by Resalat newspaper.
"The exchange of ideas and proposals will continue until a clear result is reached," Abbasi Davani added.
Russia has built Iran's only nuclear power plant in the southern port city of Bushehr against the backdrop of a series of delays with Tehran hoping to link the facility to the national grid in late August.
Abbasi Davani meanwhile insisted that any future deals with Moscow would be clinched "in a manner that would safeguard the interests of both parties".
He did not give details about the number of future power plants or their locations.
He also did not specify whether the proposals were made during talks with Russian officials earlier this week in Tehran on how to resume negotiations between Iran and world powers on the country's controversial nuclear programme.
No military plans
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was in Moscow earlier this week to discuss a Russian proposal aimed at solving a stalemate in the talks.
Iran, the oil cartel Opec's number two oil exporter, has repeatedly denied allegations that its nuclear plans have a military dimension amid fears in the west that Tehran seeks to develop an atomic weapons capability.
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