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Iran's Nuclear Chief Visits Prague For Talks

The head of Tehran’s nuclear program, Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, is visiting Prague on May 2 to talk about possible business deals in the Czech Republic following the lifting of sanctions under a nuclear accord with world powers.

Salehi’s schedule for May 2-3 included meetings with the Czech prime minister, foreign minister, industry and trade minister, and the head of the Czech nuclear watchdog.

The Czech Foreign Ministry said Salehi’s two-day visit would focus on developing bilateral nuclear cooperation.

The Czech government said such deals would contribute to better international control of Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran is seeking help from European nations to better its civilian program.

Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers lifted painful economic sanctions in exchange for steps by Tehran to curb its nuclear activities.

Iran denies it has ever sought to build nuclear weapons, insisting its nuclear program is only for peaceful, civilian purposes.

Based on reporting by AP and IRNA