American scientist working with Iran for greener energy
Eric Lerner is a prominent scientist and researcher in America (Image: Smallplanet.com)
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“The aim is to get a form of energy that produces no radioactive waste, no green house gases and is ten times cheaper than any existing power source,” Lerner said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.
“Iran happens to have eight of the sort of the machines that we are working on. They are smaller than our machines,” he said, adding that they are at a research center. “So now, we are collaborating with that lab and right now, they are doing experiment that will help us with our next experiment in June.”
Lerner says the continued unilateral sanctions against Iran have made his work far more difficult.
The illegal U.S.-engineered sanctions on Iran have been imposed based on the unfounded accusation that Tehran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.
Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
(CORRECTION: Lawrenceville Plasma Physics and the Focus Fusion Society confirmed that their funding was cut by the U.S. government back in 2001, which was not related to ties with Iran, although American sanctions against the Islamic republic have made Eric Lerner's cooperation with Tehran more difficult - Al Bawaba)