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originally posted by: paraphi
It's a little bit misleading, because this is a plan for Iran to join ITER, not that they have joined, or will be allowed to join.
I have seen no independent news corroborating the links. You would have thought such a monumental change of membership of such a high-profile scientific project would have been more widely reported, including by ITERs own press department.
Can Iran afford to be a paying member of the ITER club, or is their contribution going to be that their scientists will be allowed to work at the facility?
Either way, perhaps this will be a nice reward for Iran as they come in from the cold, following recent agreements about their own nuclear ambitions. I have no illusion that Iranian scientists will being something to the party, both at a political and practical level.