Sunday, December 4, 2022

EU Begins Cooperation with Iran’s Centre for Nuclear Safety System

The first training course on nuclear safety system has been held at Iran’s Centre for Nuclear Safety within the framework of a fresh round of Tehran’s cooperation with the European Union.

According to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), the training course on ‘Establishing a Regulatory Framework and Assessing the Implementation of the Stress Test at a Nuclear Power Plant’ was started on October 2 in the Centre for the country’s Nuclear Safety System and will be underway for three days.

The agreement to hold these courses was reached during the negotiations to officially launch cooperation between the EU and the Centre for Nuclear Safety in July 2017. In order to implement a project to boost the technical capabilities of the country’s nuclear safety system, the two sides agreed to hold various advanced training courses in this regard.

The project is intended to assist the EU in implementing the annexes to three documents of the JCPOA which were signed in July 2015 between Iran and six countries of Britain, France, Germany, the United States, China and Russia.

The project to enhance the technical capabilities of Iran’s nuclear safety system is the first project of a special five-million-euro package for Iran, approved by the European Commission in 2016.

In a bid where Iran participated as a member of the evaluation committee, the project was delegated to a European Consortium directed by ENCO that moves along with the nuclear safety systems of Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The project will take three and a half years to be carried out, and its main objective is to enhance the technical capability of Iran’s nuclear safety system in various areas, including the feasibility of establishing a nuclear safety centre.

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