Full Title: A year after the deal, nuclear collaborations languish
Author(s): Richard Stone
Publisher(s): Science
Publication Date: 09/2016


Description (excerpt):
In Iran, the nuclear agreement signed last year with world powers isn’t popular. Economic payoffs have been slow to materialize, and resentment over years of isolation and sanctions remains strong. Ali Akbar Salehi, president of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in Tehran, believes that getting Iranian and foreign scientists to work together is a potential salve. It “will recover lost trust and build up confidence,” he says. Joint projects could also make up for the loss of opportunities for Iranian nuclear scientists under the deal, says Salehi, who says he has upward of 15,000 nuclear scientists and engineers to worry about. “I have to be mindful of them. I shouldn’t let them feel, ‘Look, everything is slowing down,’ or ‘We are running out of jobs.’”