Iran’s central city of Isfahan is hosting the 24th annual meeting of the Forum of the State Nuclear Safety Authorities of the Countries Operating WWER Type Reactors, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) reported. The meeting, which was launched on Tuesday, will continue until Wednesday afternoon with the participation of all member states, namely Iran, Armenia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, China, Finland, Hungary, India, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Germany’s GRS are also present in the two-day event. Following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, most of the international nuclear cooperation with Iran was cut off. However, after a nuclear agreement was reached between Iran and six world powers in 2015, Tehran has been able to enhance nuclear cooperation with other countries. This is the first time that Iran’s nuclear safety center is hosting the annual meeting. The forum was established in 1993 in a bid to foster the enhancement of nuclear safety and radiation protection through the utilization of the collective experience, information exchange, and consolidation of efforts of the national nuclear safety authorities. It holds annual meetings hosted by its member states.
Bahram Qassemi said on Thursday that the recent anti-Iran remarks by US President Donald Trump and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu contain nothing except a repetition of bogus and unworthy allegations against Iran’s peaceful nuclear program. The accusations against Iran are in contradiction to multiple reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which have confirmed the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities. His comments came after Trump and Netanyahu at a joint press conference in Washington, DC, on Wednesday hammered Iran for its nuclear program.