Nuclear accord heralds new era of scientific ties between Iran and the West
By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor on September 19, 2015
First published July 30, 2015, Press TV, Tehran
Prominent science journalist Richard Stone says the agreement between Iran and six global powers over Tehran’s nuclear program heralds a new era of cooperation between Iranian and Western scientists.
He made the comments during a seminar on science journalism and diplomacy, organized by the Iranian Association for the Popularization of Sciences, in the capital Tehran on Wednesday.
Stone noted that the relations between Iranian and Western scientists are growing more rapidly than the diplomatic ties following the conclusion of talks between Tehran and the P5+1 countries.
He added that there is a good prospect for a closer scientific relationship between Iran and the United States in the post-sanctions Iran, and expressed hope that the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and its Iranian peers would help connecting the scientists in the two countries.
Prior to his visit to Iran, Stone had written in article for the Science that the nuclear accord would see scientists from Iran and abroad team up in areas as diverse as fusion, neutrino astronomy, and cancer therapy using radioisotopes.
The agreement also calls for “facilitating” Iran’s participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, the world’s largest experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor being built adjacent to the Cadarache facility in the south of France, he wrote in the July 14 article.
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