U.S. assesses feasibility of ‘small modular nuclear reactors’ in Armenia and other countries for energy independence




YEREVAN, MAY 24, ARMENPRESS. The United States is considering the possibility of building “small modular nuclear reactors” in several Eurasian countries, including Armenia, to strengthen energy independence from both Russia and China, a senior State Department official has said.

“In a number of countries, including Armenia, we are assessing the feasibility of small modular nuclear reactors built with U.S. technology that could facilitate greater energy independence from both Russia and the PRC,” Maria A. Longi, Coordinator of the Department of State’s Office of the Coordinator for U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia said at a Subcommittee Hearing in the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

She didn’t elaborate.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS