Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan has called for using nuclear energy for marine propulsion in making heavy vessels as well as submarines.
Dehqan said that the industry should consider environmental issues in developing propulsion devices, ISNA news agency reported.
He made the remarks addressing a conference on marine propulsion in Tehran this morning. Iran earlier announced that the country has started taking countermeasures over a US violation of the 2015 multilateral nuclear accord.
Following a vote by the US Congress to renew a piece of legislation against Iran that has been deemed by Iranian officials as a violation of the nuclear accord last December, Iranian President Hassan Rouhnai ordered the country’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) to start certain nuclear activities.
Under the order, the AEOI was tasked with working on nuclear propulsion devices to be used in sea transport.
Author: Khalid Kazimov