Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, rejects any partnership of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) with any military organization in the construction of heavy submarines, warships and anything else.

Iran Press/Iran newsWe have no cooperation with military sectors. We are working on a 'nuclear propulsion project', but it is a peaceful civilian project. If everything goes according to plan, it will take at least 15 years for the project to be completed,” Ali Akbar Salehi Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), made the remarks in response to a question by IRNA.

Iranian nuclear chief, stressed that all of AEOI’s projects are for peaceful purposes and under AEOI supervision and knowledge.

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Salehi added: "I think Europe does not look at the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) as an economic factor, but as a security issue, and security is very important for Europe. Especially in the current situation where the Middle East is undergoing serious developments, the consequence of which will no doubt affect Europe’s interests." 

He added: "My assumption is that Europe does not wish to do something that would further put its security under threat. So, I am hopeful that Europeans would start taking measures in the not so distant future that would indicate their compliance with their commitments," Salehi explained about the level of trust in Europeans to implement their commitments under the nuclear deal.

AEOI chief expressed hope that EU's measures include the establishment of a trade mechanism with Iran.

On November 27, the European Union and Iran affirmed their support for promoting peaceful nuclear cooperation within the framework of the international nuclear deal.

On Jan 27, 2019 , the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, urged the EU to speed up the launch of SPV aimed at bypassing US sanctions 'before it's too late'.

The Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, commented on the current situation of cooperation between Iran, the Europeans, Russia, and China within the framework of Iran's nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and said 'it is unfortunate to say that lately the developments have not been very encouraging.' He said Europe should take this as a message.

On Monday, 28 Jan 2019, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi talked with Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl about the latest developments concerning the EU’s promised trade mechanism with Iran.

During the meeting in Vienna, the two sides conferred on topics of mutual interest, as well as the latest developments concerning the EU’s promised trade mechanism with Iran, and the efforts of the European countries to save the Iran nuclear deal in the wake of the US’ unilateral withdrawal from the agreement and the re-imposition of sanctions against Tehran.

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