Iranian nuclear chief arrives in Japan for nuclear safety talks

During the visit, Salehi is scheduled to hold talks with Japanese nuclear scientists and officials.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi has arrived in Japan to hold talks with the country’s officials about the expansion of nuclear cooperation, including in the field of safety.

Salehi’s Tokyo visit is meant to follow up negotiations about cooperation in nuclear safety.

During his four-day stay in Tokyo, the AEOI director is scheduled to hold talks with Japanese nuclear scientists and officials from Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES) and Nuclear Regulations Authority (NRA).

Salehi will also deliver speeches at the University of Tokyo and the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA).

The Iranian nuclear chief and his accompanying delegation will also take part in the Pugwash international non-governmental conference on nuclear disarmament in the city of Nagasaki.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida issued a joint statement in Tehran in October about nuclear safety cooperation and implementation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.

The Japanese foreign minister also agreed to help Iran implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached in Vienna on July 14.