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Iran's Nuclear Chief To Meet Head Of Czech Nuclear Watchdog


The head of Tehran's nuclear program, Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, is set to meet the head of the Czech Republic's nuclear watchdog on May 3.

The meeting comes on the second day of a two-day visit to Prague focusing on possible business deals following the lifting of international sanctions under a nuclear accord with world powers.

On May 2, Salehi met with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek as well as the Czech minister of trade and industry.

Zaoralek said after their meeting that nuclear energy cooperation with Tehran "represents a huge opportunity" for the Czech Republic.

Zaoralek did not provide details.

Salehi said late on May 2 that he was " really astonished and bewildered by the level of the advancement" of Czech nuclear scientists.

The Czech Republic relies heavily on nuclear energy and plans to build more nuclear reactors.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP
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