Iran to develop nuclear propulsion for maritime use

Iran to develop nuclear propulsion for maritime use


  • Release Date: December 20, 2016

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered experts and officials to develop nuclear-powered ships, accusing the United States of violating the international nuclear agreement reached last year with Tehran.

Recently the US Congress voted for the extension of the restrictive and punitive measures against Iran, provoking the indignation of the highest political and religious authorities in Tehran.

In an official statement, the Iranian president Rouhani criticized the decision of the Congress and asked its government officials to launch a program “for the design and production of nuclear fuel and reactors for maritime transport”. He also announced that Tehran will present a formal protest to the watchdog

The technology is different from nuclear weapons, but has a definite military leaning.


In July of 2015, a long-sought deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program was reached known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Among these states are France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, and the United States. Under the deal, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program and, in return, those powers agreed to lift the international sanctions they had imposed on it.


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