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.
A top priority for Iran’s Foreign Ministry is to make the most of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to achieve the country’s economic purposes in the context of the Resistance Economy grand plan, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced. He underlined that the JCPOA, a nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), should be implemented in such a way to work towards the economic goals of Iran in the current year.
Israel must remain vigilant on Middle East dynamics, pursue mutual interests with friend.As long as the ayatollahs’ regime exists, Iran will pose a challenge to Israel. We can’t talk anymore about “Arab Spring” but we are talking about a log winter.Some countries have disintegrated, and some, like Iraq, Libya and Syria, are in the process of failing. The world in general and the Middle East in particular have undergone tremendous changes, not all of which could be predicted. We have four primary dangers to Israel in the region. The first threat is the conventional one, which has clouded Israel since its inception, namely regular armies with air forces and the ability to stage ground maneuvers. The second one is the nuclear threat; the third one is terrorist and guerrilla groups and the last one is the cyber dimension. It’s a relatively new threat, but we have already seen its power.
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.