Iran hopes to join Nuclear Fusion Project

By John Lee.

Associated Press reports that Iran is hoping to join the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project in southern France, that hopes to build the first machine to generate significant amounts of energy using nuclear fusion.

A spokesperson for ITER said a high-level Iranian delegation led by nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari visited recently, adding that fusion-generated nuclear power has no significant weapons applications.

ITER told AP that the six world powers who signed last summer’s nuclear deal with Iran — the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany — encouraged Tehran’s participation in the project.

(Source: AP)

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