Iran has resumed talks with Russia to build a new nuclear power plant capable of generating up to 3,000 Megawatts of electricity.

Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said Saturday in Tehran that Iran currently has the capacity to produce 1,000 Megawatts of nuclear electricity.

Iran already runs one Russian-built nuclear reactor at Bushehr.

Russia had signed a deal with Iran in 2014 to build up to eight more reactors in the country.