Iran eyes nuclear cooperation with Central Europe
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 24
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Atomic Energy Organization of Iran is considering plans for cooperation with Czech Republic as well as Slovakia to build nuclear power plants in the Islamic Republic, Iranian atomic spokesperson said.
Behrooz Kamalvandi has said that Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Aliakbar Salehi will pay a visit to the Central Europe over the next week to discuss the issue with Czech and Slovak officials, Fras news agency reported.
Elaborating on Salehi's plan for visiting the central European countries, Kamlvandi said that the Islamic Republic is seeking cooperation with those counties that enjoy proper capacities in nuclear energy.
Speaking about the nuclear capabilities of Czech and Slovakia, he said Slovakia enjoys four medium sized nuclear power plants with a wide experience in nuclear field.
After a number of nuclear talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced Jan. 16 about the implementation of the JCPOA, aka nuclear deal, and the removal of economic sanctions on Iran.