Iran asks Russia about building more nuke reactors

By the Associated Press | September 23, 2011 | 3:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran is talking to Russia about building additional nuclear power reactors.

He also invited other countries and companies to bid to build new power plants.

The Bushehr reactor built by Russia opened earlier this year.

Ahmadinejad said Iran needs 20,000 megawatts of energy and Bushehr is supplying 1,000 megawatts so the country still needs 19,000 megawatts.