In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, speaks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 23, 2016. A portrait of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini hangs on the wall. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran, once an international outcast due to its controversial nuclear programme, has expressed hope it can work in tandem with India to enhance nuclear safety and knowledge management in the region to prevent “accidents”. The country also plans to invite India to participate in the annual VVER Technology Forum next year. “We have common issues. Both countries use VVER (Water-Water Energetic Reactor) technologies. Both have developed research activities and they could follow that. We have similar interests in the nuclear programme from the safety point of view. Things could be done very easily. We hope things could be extended in a more tangible manner in the future,” Naser Rastkhah, who heads the Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority, told media.
Rastkhah is participating in the 11th International Public Forum-Dialogue “Nuclear Energy, Environment, Safety”. “Next year we are going to host the VVER Forum and we will invite the (nuclear) regulatory body of India,” …