Iran top nuclear official starting tour of Europe

October 10, The Iran Project – Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi left Tehran on Thursday (Oct 7) for two European countries and on the first leg of his European visit, arrived in Rome, at the invitation of the Italian officials.

While in Rome, Salehi participated in the 20th international seminar on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, held talks with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano, visited several nuclear sites there and held talks with Italian officials.

He visited the CNAO (National Centre of Oncological Hadrontherapy) center in Pavia, northwest of Italy. CNAO is a center for treatment of tumors.

In a meeting with Salehi, Amano said the political developments has no impact on IAEA, adding that nuclear watchdog’s reports are based on accurate assessment of the countries’ measures.

During the meeting which was held in Iran mission in Rome, Amano discussed the latest developments as regard Iran nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and also the US recent acts.

He went on to say that the IAEA has reported Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal.

Meanwhile, Salehi also has visited the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Italy.

He also held a meeting with Valeria Fedeli, Italian Minister for Education, University and Research, and said there is a very positive atmosphere between Iran and Italy after the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran noted that Tehran and Rome use the positive atmosphere in the best way possible.

During their meeting Salehi and Fedeli emphasized promotion of scientific relations in all spheres, including quantum physics.

Moreover, Fedeli said Iran compliance with the nuclear deal is very important for Italy.

Italy supports implementation of the nuclear deal, she said, expressing hope for reinforcing cooperation between Iran and Italy.

Then, the AEOI head will depart for London, UK, at the invitation of the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.