Summary of the Second EU-Iran Seminar on International Nuclear Cooperation

November 25, 2017

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  • Nuclear

-The second high level seminar on international cooperation between Iran and E.U with the title of International Nuclear Cooperation: Progress & Prospect was opened on Nov/21 in the historical city of Isfahan and lasted for 2 days until Nov/22.

-The high ranking speakers included Dr. Salehi, AEOI head, Mr. B. Kamalvandi, AEOI deputy for International, Legal and Parliamentary affairs, Mohsen Mehralizadeh, Governor of Isfahan Province, Helga Schmidt EU Deputy Foreign Policy Chief, Dr. A.Araghchi, Iran Foreign Ministry deputy, Dominique Ristori, Director General for Energy, European Commission and Mr. Zolnoori, head of nuclear committee in the Foreign Policy and National Security Commission of I.R. of Iran Parliament.

-In the opening ceremonies, Mr. Kamalvandi Referring to the initial idea of holding the seminar which began in Brussels, last year pointed out the main objectives such as extending current prospects for cooperations in line with realization of JCPOA Annex 3 regarding international nuclear cooperation as well as facilitating the scientific technical cooperations in fields such as safety, security, medical, stable isotopes and fusion.

The AEOI speaker in his presentation added the further remarks:

-JCPOA deal is a classic example of a negotiated international solution to settle a created dispute concerning Iran's peaceful nuclear issue. It is a successful, lasting, multidimensional agreement that demands serious commitments by all parties without exception. The European union has demonstrated positive role in carrying out its related commitments with respect to the Annex 3 of the deal and it is hoped this trend will go on unabated in performing the technical aspects manifested in projects aiming at nuclear energy peaceful applications in vital research areas of fission, fusion medical applications, safeguards and above all safety and security.

The JCPOA agreement is not confined to Iran or any other particular country, but it belongs to the global community, particularly to all interested parties.

He further added that, U.S recent adverse approaches and the provocative policies followed by the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia only distorts the region's fragile stability and creates confusion. The U.S approach depicts unilateral policies with regard to its admitted commitments and ignoring international principles and rules accepted by governments. Disregard of such principles will only add to international crisis and should end immediately.

-Iran has demonstrated responsible role in confronting regional terrorism and facing ISIS threats. Irrational Iranphobia trends will only add to unnecessary biased pessimism and contribute to the already tense regional situation.

-The seminar was an attempt to culminate the past one year achieved cooperation, between Iran and EU, and paves the way for future cooperation prospects. The participants also included authorities and experts from France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Russian Federation, Switzerland, China, Argentina and Romania who offered presentations on their own term. The first seminar of this kind was held in March of last year in the EU facility in Brussels with concentration on post JCPOA cooperations within the Annex 3 context, with the title (Expectations and Responsibilities).