Europe

Iran's FM in Prague to discuss business, nuclear cooperation

  • Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Czech Republic's Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, right, shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left, after their joint press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Czech Republic's Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, right, shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left, after their joint press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)  (The Associated Press)

Iran's foreign minister has visited the Czech capital, Prague, to talk business, including the development of a nuclear program, after the sanctions against his country were lifted.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's visit comes just half a year after the head of Iran's nuclear program met Czech leaders in May to discuss developing bilateral nuclear cooperation.

Iran is seeking help from European nations to better its civilian nuclear program. The Czechs heavily rely on nuclear energy and plan to build more reactors.

Zarif and Czech counterpart Lubomir Zaoralek gave no details after their meeting Friday.

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.