Salehi: Iran may join international thermonuclear experimental reactor project

 Salehi: Iran may join international thermonuclear experimental reactor project

Iran may join the international project for the creation of the ITER reactor (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), which is being built in the French town of Cadarache, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, said.

"ITER has 27 members comprising European Union countries, the US, Russia, China, India, South Korea and Japan and during recent visit the grounds were prepared for Iran to join the plan," TASS cited him as saying.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is the only country in west Asia to be admitted in the project.

According to Salehi, some days ago, six ITER experts from France visited Iran and are exchanging views with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to make preparatory works for Iranian experts to join ITER.

"Obstacles preventing Iran to join ITER have been removed and the country will officially join the group," Salehi said.

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