France: JCPOA allows N. cooperation with Iran

TEHRAN (ISNA)- France announced that the nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1 allows nuclear cooperation with Iran.

“France supports the full and rigorous implementation of the July 14, 2015 nuclear deal… This agreement allows the development of nuclear cooperation with Iran,” French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nada said, regarding Iranian participation in the project.

“Regarding ITER (nuclear fusion project), I revert you to that organization,” he also said.

ITER was not available to comment.

In September, AEOI Chief Ali Akbar Salehi met the French delegation to the IAEA to discuss the possibility of cooperation after the nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1 was struck in Vienna in July.

The nuclear fusion project was also among the topics on the agenda. The meeting ended with their decision to develop their contacts in the future.

ITER was launched in 2006 by Europe, the United States, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Korea.

The projects were initiated 10 years ago and stipulated that by 2030 there will a first thermonuclear experimental reactor in Iran and by 2040 it will go into operation. Apart from that, the project involves building a prototype fusion reactor in southern France, Reuters reported.