Iran’s nuclear chief visits Prague to talk business

The sanctions lifted, the head of Iran’s nuclear program in on the way to talk business with Czech leaders.

The Czech Foreign Ministry says the two-day visit of Iran’s vice president and nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, will focus on developing a bilateral nuclear cooperation. The Czechs say that would contribute to a better international control of Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran is seeking help from European nations to better its civilian program.

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, who is also a member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team, speaks with journalists upon his arrival to Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (AP/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, who is also a member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team, speaks with journalists upon his arrival at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, Iran, July 15, 2015. (AP/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Last year’s landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers lifted painful international sanctions in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear activities. Iran has denied ever seeking atomic weapons, insisting its nuclear program is for purely civilian purposes.

In Prague, Salehi is meeting the prime minister, foreign minister, industry and trade minister and the head of the nuclear watchdog.

— AP

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