Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran and Spain are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on nuclear cooperation within the coming months, Iran's atomic spokesperson said.
Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesperson of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said Iran and Spain will have cooperation on various nuclear fields, ISNA news agency reported Jan. 26.
"We launched talks with Spain before implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA/ nuclear deal)," he said.
Kamalvandi added that with the implementation of the JCPOA, the talks between Iran and Spain have been accelerated and several MoUs will be signed soon.
He also touched upon a MoU between China's Atomic Energy Authority and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to develop nuclear cooperation in nuclear sector and said the sides are still discussing the construction of two nuclear power plants in the Islamic Republic's southern coastal area of Makran.
In a joint statement on Jan. 16, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced the implementation of Iran's nuclear deal with the P5+1, and the removal of economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
The statement said the EU confirms that the legal framework, providing for lifting of its nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions, is effective.