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Iran Eyes Czech Help In Building New Nuclear Plants

The Times of Israel reports: Iran is seeking expertise from European countries to help advance its civilian nuclear program, and is hoping to sign up the Czech Republic to build new nuclear power plants as well as develop cooperation with the European Union.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that countries with long experience in the field of nuclear energy are of particular interest, the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency reported on Monday.

“After so many years of not being able to make trips with such aims, we now intend to expand our cooperation with s few European countries that have the nuclear technology,” Kamalvandi said.

“Perhaps, there are only 20 countries that have access to nuclear knowledge, and some of them, such as the Czech Republic and Slovakia, have been in the business for decades,” he noted. “That’s why we want to cooperate with them.”

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