TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state TV is reporting that the European Union has donated €20 million to develop safe nuclear energy in Iran.
The TV’s website on Tuesday quoted Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, as saying that “this measure shows that the Europeans are welcome to cooperate with Iran on nuclear issues.”
Kamalvandi’s announcement came during a press conference after the second round of high-level talks in Tehran between Iran and the EU, titled “Nuclear cooperation; Progresses and Prospects.”
EU’s senior diplomat Helga Schmid attended the gathering.
The talks come after President Donald Trump refused to re-certify the 2015 landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers that curbed Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting international sanctions on Iran.