TehranHead of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi says the country will carry out a photon entanglement test within the next few months.
If carried out successfully, it will be the first time that a country in West Asia and the Muslim world is conducting this test, Salehi said in an address to the First National Conference on Quantum Technology in Tehran on Sunday.
He added that Iran had held negotiations with the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for cooperation in the field of quantum technology.
The AEOI chief said after the landmark nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015, the Islamic Republic became a member of the Euratom club, which is active in the field of advanced technologies.
Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China plus Germany – signed the JCPOA on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.
Under the nuclear agreement, Iran undertook to put limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran.
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