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Iran hopes to join project to produce nuclear fusion power
NEW YORK (AP) — Iran is hoping to join an international project in southern France that aims to build the first machine to generate significant amounts of energy using nuclear fusion, which is considered a clean, safe and virtually limitless form of nuclear power.
Laban Coblentz, spokesman for the ITER project, said a high-level Iranian delegation led by nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari visited St. Paul Lez Durance on June 30-July 1, where the fusion device is being built. Coblentz said fusion-generated nuclear power has no significant weapons applications.
Salehi was quoted by the Mehr news agency as telling reporters on Wednesday that during the visit “we discussed possibilities of Iran’s joining to ITER, and the other members welcomed a prospective Iran membership.”READ MORE