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Iran's nuclear chief visits Prague to talk business

  • Iran's vice president and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi addresses media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Iran's vice president and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi addresses media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Czech Republic's foreign minister Lubomir Zaoralek, right, and Iran's vice president and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi, left, address media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Czech Republic's foreign minister Lubomir Zaoralek, right, and Iran's vice president and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi, left, address media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iran's vice president and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi addresses media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Iran's vice president and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi addresses media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)  (The Associated Press)

The sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program is coming to talk business with Czech leaders.

The Czech Foreign Ministry says Monday the two-day visit of Iran's vice president and nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, will focus on developing a bilateral nuclear cooperation. The Czechs say that would contribute to a better international control of Iran's nuclear program.

Iran is seeking help from European nations to better its civilian program.

Last year's landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers lifted painful international sanctions in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear activities. Iran has denied ever seeking atomic weapons, insisting its nuclear program is for purely civilian purposes.

In Prague, Salehi is meeting the prime minister, foreign minister, industry and trade minister and the head of the nuclear watchdog.