Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization and his Chinese counterpart, Zhang Kijian, have expressed their country’s desire to cooperate in the construction of small and medium-size nuclear reactors.
This came at the meeting of Salehi with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of the 62nd session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
Salehi said Iran wanted to use small and medium reactors rather than large reactors against the backdrop of the country’s climatic conditions.
He stressed that the project to modernize the research reactor “Khandab” (Arak) research goes well and that Iran welcomes the influential Chinese cooperation in this regard.
For his part, the head of the Chinese Atomic Energy Agency, “Zhang Kijian,” that cooperation in the field of small and medium reactors and all other fields is a real desire of the Iranian and Chinese sides.