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Iran senior MP insists on developing nuclear propulsion systems for navigation

Iranian senior parliamentarian on Sunday once again stressed the country’s firm decision to build nuclear propulsion systems for vessels that go on long voyages.

“Given the Islamic Republic’s marine capacities across the world and that Iran is one of the countries with the highest traffic in the international waters, it is necessary that we use the capability of nuclear propulsion systems,” Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi said.

He stressed that the president has issued the order for implementing the project to build nuclear propulsion systems, adding that no international body has protested at the decision and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is also aware of the plan.

In December 2016, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the country’s nuclear agency to start plans to produce nuclear fuel and propulsion systems for ships and submarines, in part, in response to the violation of the JCPOA by Washington.