'US deal a success of Turkey's nuclear diplomacy'

The agreement provides a comprehensive framework for peaceful nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Turkey under agreed nonproliferation conditions and controls.

'US deal a success of Turkey's nuclear diplomacy'
A high-level official from Turkey's energy ministry defined on Wednesday the nuclear cooperation agreement between Turkey and the United States as significant.

Turkey and the United States signed on Monday an agreement for cooperation concerning peaceful uses of nuclear energy through an exchange of diplomatic notes.

The bureaucrat defined the agreement as a success of Turkey's nuclear diplomacy, and said that countries that had nuclear technology like Japan and Korea were continuously monitoring the position of the United States.

"We think it is significant for the two countries to make such a cooperation despite Iran," the high-level official said.

The agreement provides a comprehensive framework for peaceful nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Turkey under agreed nonproliferation conditions and controls. It establishes a firm foundation for mutually beneficial cooperation in the important field of peaceful nuclear energy consistent with nonproliferation principles.

The agreement with an initial term of 15 years will make it possible for U.S. and Turkish industries to share technology, materials, reactors, and other components for nuclear research and nuclear power production.

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