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EghtesadOnline: Head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said on Friday that Tehran is ready for collaboration with regional states for development of the nuclear energy.

Addressing the World Nuclear Association Symposium 2016 in London, Salehi referred to Persian Gulf littoral states' interest in developing nuclear energy, saying that Tehran is ready to share its experience in nuclear energy with regional countries, according to IRNA.

Pointing to growing international cooperation with the countries and owners of nuclear industries in the post-sanctions era, he invited the interested firms to participate in his organization's projects. 

Iran has set a target of producing 20,000 megawatts of nuclear electricity, he said, noting that to achieve the goal, Iran has recently concluded a new deal with Russia to build two power plants in Bushehr.

Underlining the significance of using clean nuclear energy in development of countries, Salehi explained Iran's cooperation with the world's industrial nuclear countries, especially in post-sanctions era.

World Nuclear Association with over 400 members is an international organization comprising senior directors of nuclear companies and plays a crucial role in the production and improvement of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Due to the sanctions imposed by the UNSC against Iran for its nuclear program in recent years, Iran's cooperation with the association has been suspended but Iran has participated in the ongoing meeting at the highest level after the implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Salehi held talks with Director General of the World Nuclear Association Agneta Rising and chancellor of the association's university Patricia Weiland on the sidelines of the annual meeting.

Chiefs and experts of nuclear industry from 35 countries are participating in the three-day specialized international symposium of the World Nuclear Association located in Britain.

Salehi arrived in London from Brussels on Thursday to attend the annual meeting of the World Nuclear Association.

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