NAM news network 2016-05-30
TEHRAN, May 30 (NNN-FNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi announced that Paris has called for cooperation with Iran’s academic centers in projects related to nuclear fusion.
“At present, France has invited us to cooperate with them in nuclear fusion projects,” Araqchi said, addressing a ceremony at Kharazmi University in Tehran on Sunday.
He said that the July nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers has removed obstacles on the way of international scientific cooperation with Iran.
Araqchi criticized the West’s scientific apartheid, and said that before the nuclear agreement, the Iranian students were banned from studying nuclear-related courses.
Late August, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced that the country is compiling a 15-year-long plan to further expand its peaceful nuclear know-how and capabilities.
“A 15-year-long plan is being compiled and the plan will be reviewed every 5 years,” Salehi said, addressing a ceremony at Fordo nuclear site near the Central city of Qom.
“One of our plans is to move on the path of commercialization and we hope to gain success in this arena,” he added.
Salehi also announced Iran’s plans to construct a nuclear hospital and two small nuclear power plants in the Southern province of Bushehr to desalinate water.
Also in the same month, President Hassan Rouhani announced that Iran would commercialize nuclear technology as soon as the nuclear agreement comes into practice in near future.
“Our nuclear program has been recognized in the Resolution 2231 and world powers are eager to cooperate with us in this regard,” Rouhani told reporters.
The president added that the Islamic Republic plans to export enriched UF6 and import yellow cake from abroad.
He elaborated that Iran will bring modern technology through cooperation with two countries of the Group 5 1 (the US, China, Russia, France and Britain plus Germany). — NNN-FNA